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Who decides if land is contaminated

Your land could be investigated for a number of reasons, including when:

  • land is sold, let, used or otherwise transferred
  • land is proposed for development
  • local councils inspect land in their area
  • an application is made for an environmental permit or other licence
  • land is polluted

Your local council will decide if a site is contaminated land. If land is found to be contaminated, they'll also tell:

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