The Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2000 & 2005 require local authorities to:
- inspect their area to identify contaminated land
- ensure it is remediated
- maintain a register of contaminated land, available for public inspection.
Our Contaminated Land Strategy (PDF, 14.5mb) details our approach to the inspection process.
The council has a duty to:
- identify contaminated land through inspection of its area
- act as the enforcing authority for all contaminated land, unless the site meets the definition of a 'special site'. In this event, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency will act as the enforcing authority.
- exercise responsible actions as an owner of land
- maintain a public register of contaminated land.
For more information see Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.