Land once used by industries is often now being used for other purposes, including housing, which are more sensitive to the potential effects of contamination.

See Contaminated land (GOV.UK )

Council duties for contaminated land

Our contaminated land strategy sets out how we:

  • identify contaminated land within the borough
  • prioritise these sites
  • remediate the land to prevent harm to human health and the environment, now and in the future

Through the planning process, we ensure that any proposed developments where land contamination may be an issue are identified. We can impose planning conditions to ensure that any potential contamination is investigated and remedied.  

We also offer advice and information on buying or selling sites/properties on or near areas of potential contamination. There is a minimum charge for providing this information of £72 per hour (VAT does not apply), one hour minimum.

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council is required to maintain a public register which details all actions taken under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. There are currently no entries on our register.

Contact the environmental protection team

Telephone: 01732 844522