Contaminated land

Advice on contaminated land in Aldershot and Farnborough and how to get further information.

Like similar urban areas across the country, Rushmoor has land affected by contamination because of past industrial use. Such contamination can pose a health risk to people as well as damage the environment.

We have therefore developed a strategy for dealing with contaminated land and to make sure new development is safe and responsible.

Our priorities for dealing with contaminated land

  • To protect human health
  • To protect controlled waters
  • To protect designated ecosystems
  • To prevent damage to property
  • To prevent any further contamination of land
  • To encourage voluntary remediation
  • To encourage re-use of brownfield land

Our contaminated land strategy

We developed a contaminated land inspection strategy in 2001. This was in response to Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act (1990), which introduced a statutory regime to identify, investigate and remediate contaminated land.

The contaminated land strategy identifies all sites in Rushmoor that may require investigation and remediation. You can ask us for a copy of this strategy, although we are currently writing a revised version in light of fresh guidance from the government.

Asking for information about contaminated land

Our pollution team holds information on some sites in Aldershot and Farnborough. The environmental information available includes information relating to historical land use, permitted industrial processes, licensed waste disposal sites, closed landfill sites and pollution incidents.

You can ask for information about contaminated land by contacting our pollution team using the contact details on this page.

If you are a commercial organisation, you should specify what information you require and provide a map identifying the site boundary. We may charge for this information, although generally, we do not charge the public for this service.

Development on potentially contaminated land

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Contaminated Land Liaison Group has published pdf icon guidance on development on potentially contaminated land [407kb].

 
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