We are required to keep and maintain a register of land within the area that is classified as contaminated.

Please note: There are currently no entries on the contaminated land register.

What is contaminated land?

Contaminated land is land that is polluted by the following:

  • heavy metals, e.g. arsenic, cadmium and lead
  • oils and tars
  • chemical substances and preparations, e.g. solvents
  • gases
  • asbestos
  • radioactive substances 

Our responsibility

We have responsibility for regulating most land within our area, however effective working partnerships will always be needed. This means working with:

  • Developers and planners (to ensure land is both suitable and safe for use)
  • Industry managers (to clean up their own land and reduce future potential)
  • Land owners and past polluters (to ensure that issues are dealt with openly and honestly)
  • Other statutory authorities such as the Environment Agency, English Nature, English Heritage and the Food Standards Agency
  • Local residents who may be able to supply valuable historical knowledge of local sites 

Reporting contaminated land

If you think a certain area of land may be contaminated please report it to us:

email: info@preston.gov.uk

telephone: 01772 906907