Online forms: Contaminated land (request an environmental report)

You can use this form if you wish to report contamination to us or would like to request an environmental report on contaminated land. 

Before you complete the form please read the following... 

What is contaminated land? 

Like many other towns in the North West, Warrington has a history of industrial activity including coal mining, heavy engineering, foundries and landfills. This has meant that substances such as oils, metals and organic compounds have often remained in the ground.

We have a duty to inspect the borough to identify any contaminated land and arrange for it to be cleaned up.

Contaminated land strategy 

We're required by law to produce a written strategy on how we're going to carry out our contaminated land duties:

Public register

The register aims to provide a permanent record of land that is, or has been classed as a 'Special Site' and any actions taken or proposed to remediate contaminated land.

Please note that potentially contaminated land sites, sites under investigation and sites determined as contaminated land will not appear on the register unless further action is taken such as remediation.

Development on contaminated land

We recognise that a lot of potentially contaminated sites will be dealt with by redevelopment through the planning process. We're responsible for assessing planning applications and recommending whether a contaminated land condition is required. We then liaise with developers and their agents to ensure that they complete the relevant work.

To use this form you'll need to tell us:

  • Your contact details
  • A brief description of the issue

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