The Public Register Of Contaminated Land in Basingstoke & Deane
Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council is required under Section 78R of Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to maintain a Public Register of Contaminated Land that holds certain prescribed information. A register entry will be created when one of the following happens:
- the land is designated a special site
- a remediation declaration is published
- a remediation statement is published, or
- a remediation notice is served.
This means the Council does not have to put the notification that the land is contaminated land on the register until one of these actions has been undertaken. At this point much of the information that was contained in the original notification will be included in the register entry.
The regulations specify the information to be included in the register. Therefore the register will include:
- remediation notices
- site information and details of site reports obtained by the authority relating to remediation notices
- designation of sites as 'special sites'
- site specific guidance issued by the Environment Agency
- remediation declarations, remediation statements and notifications of claimed remediation
- any appeals lodged against remediation and charging notices
- convictions for non compliance with notices
- statement regarding the existence of confidential information
The register will not include details of historic land use and other records used in the investigation of potentially contaminated land.
You can view the register free of charge at the Council Offices in Basingstoke. Requests for copies of documents must be made to the Environmental Health Section and there is a small charge.
Currently, there are no entries on the register.
Guidance for developers when carrying out site investigations
This guide has been produced to assist developers and their consultants in meeting the requirements of Planning Conditions relating to land which is or may be contaminated. Such contamination is usually the result of previous land usage(s) or may, in certain cases, be due to contaminants being present due to natural geological conditions. The Guide does not form part of any Planning Permission and is for information purposes only.