When looking at your proposal there may be planning constraints that apply to your site. This page will help you in identifying those constraints and provide links or contact details where you can obtain more detailed advice.
If a site has a history of industrial/commercial use or land fill, or lies adjacent to such a site, then any planning application will be expected at the least to be accompanied by a soil contamination desk-top study (to include the possibility of gas migration). Such a study may well recommend the need for further intrusive ground investigations, remediation measures or further monitoring. For further information and advice contact Environmental Health prior to making an application, and refer to our Planning Application Validation Guide (PDF, 1.6MB).
Last updated: 19 April 2017