This is land that contains substances either on the surface or below ground that present a risk to human health or the environment.

You must consider the possibility of contamination when developing on brownfield sites.

These contaminants could cause harm if not controlled effectively:

  • Oils
  • Tars
  • Other chemicals

Our Contaminated Land Strategy explains how we carry out inspections of contaminated land.

Enquire about contaminated land

You can ask us what information we hold about a parcel of land or a property.


£68 per hour

Time to produce reports varies depending on the questions asked and depth of information requested.

How to enquire

Fill in our simple online form

Clock Completing this form takes around 10 minutes

Paperclip We need this information from you:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • A contact number
  • Address of the site you wish to enquire about
  • A map of the area with the site clearly marked. Send this to our address below: Contact us
  • Questions about the site you would like answered. We can only answer specific questions.

After you've enquired

An officer will contact you and provide an estimate of costs and turn around time.

If you agree to pay the costs, the work will be completed and an invoice sent out after completion.

Reuse of brownfield sites

The re-use of brownfield sites is encouraged in national planning and contaminated land guidance.

Redevelopment can be used as to secure remediation of a potentially contaminated site as well as ensuring the re-use of a site which may otherwise remain derelict.

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