Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
You could be responsible for land contamination, for example, if you:
You could be required to clean up land contamination before you are allowed to carry out development. Your local council can impose planning conditions that require you to assess the risk of contamination and clean up the land, known as remediation, to make the site suitable for the proposed use.
You could be responsible for land contamination if it is classed as environmental damage and was caused on or after:
See the page in this guideline on environmental damage caused by land contamination.
You could also be responsible for land contamination if it is caused by you breaching your PPC permit.
Responsibilities for land contamination
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