Land contamination is a material consideration in determining planning applications and despite the introduction of the Part 2A legislation in April 2000, the planning process still remains the main driver for dealing with land contamination.
The Local Authorities in Nottinghamshire have produced an advice note for developments on land potentially affected by contamination to give guidance to applicants on the reporting requirements expected to satisfy the planning process i.e. to ensure that land is adequately investigated and that remediation will make the land suitable for its proposed use.
A guide to developing land within Nottinghamshire
For more information please contact the Environmental Protection team.