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Designations and constraints

Contaminated Land   

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: environmentalhealth@lancaster.gov.uk prior to making an application, and refer to our Planning Application Validation Guide (PDF, 2.5MB).

Last updated: 08 December 2021

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