Contaminated land Register
All local authorities are required to maintain a public register of regulatory action taken under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
The register aims to provide a permanent record of land which has been formally determined as contaminated land and the remediation action which has been taken to return that land to an appropriate condition.
What is required to be recorded on the register is specified at length in section 78R of regulations and includes the following:
- Remediation Notices
- Remediation statements and declarations
- Appeals against notices
- Designation of special sites
- Convictions for offences.
The register is not a list of sites which are potentially contaminated nor of sites which have been investigated and remediated through the planning regime.
Full details of what is required to be held on the register can be found in Schedule 3 of The Contaminated Land (England) Regulations 2006 SI 1380.