The Environmental Protection Act 1990, part 11A, requires that all local authorities inspect their areas for the purpose of identifying contaminated land. Stratford-on-Avon District Council adopted a strategy in 2001 setting out how it would undertake this task and in what timescale.
There are four possible grounds that determine if land is contaminated:
Some typical uses of land in our area with potential for causing contamination are:
Stratford-on-Avon District Council has took the decision to downgrade its approach to contaminated land in light of both the 2007 Rogers Review and the subsequent Audit Commission decision to remove the requirement for investigation of potentially contaminated land from the Government's national indicator system.
The Rogers Review was carried out in 2007 to set the national enforcement priorities for local authorities; among its many recommendations was that investigating potentially contaminated land was not a national consideration.
The council will continue to:
However, the council will not, in the foreseeable future carry out any proactive site investigations.
Certain information relating to regulatory action and remediation, if any, must be kept on a public register.
View our Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy.
Contaminated land reports are available. If you require a report please request it via the e-mail using the details below. There is no charge for this service.