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Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy for Birmingham (Revised)

 With the introduction of Part II (A) Section 78 A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the Council is required to inspect all land within the city to identify areas of contamination. As part of this obligation we had to prepare and publish an inspection strategy detailing how this was to be carried out. The strategy was approved by the City Councils Public Protection Committee in June 2001. The Council was required to consult with the Environment Agency and other interested persons.

Environmental Enquiry reports advise whether an assessment has been carried out as part of the implementation of the Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy and whether further inspection of the land is proposed.

If any land is identified which poses a significant risk to persons or is polluting controlled waters then the land will be entered on the Public Register of Contaminated Land  under the provisions of Part II (A) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

The absence of an entry on the register does not guarantee that
a) the land is free from contamination, as it may not have been fully assessed
b) the contamination present does not pose significant risk
c) contamination present is not polluting controlled waters.

The strategy can be viewed in full as a PDF document and is attached at the bottom of this page (169kb). Please note that this is a large file and may therefore take a while to download.

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