Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOW UNDERGOING PERIODIC REVIEW AND THEREFORE SOME INFORMATION, CONTAINED WITHIN THE STRATEGY, MAY NOT BE CURRENT)

Contents

 1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Central Government Policy on Contaminated Land

1.2 General Policy of Bath and North East Somerset Council

1.3 Regulatory Context

Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOW UNDERGOING PERIODIC REVIEW AND THEREFORE SOME INFORMATION, CONTAINED WITHIN THE STRATEGY, MAY NOT BE CURRENT)

Contents

 1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Central Government Policy on Contaminated Land

1.2 General Policy of Bath and North East Somerset Council

1.3 Regulatory Context

1.4 Development of the Strategy

1.5 Financial Implications

1.6 Objectives of Strategy Document

2. CHARACTERISTICS OF BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET COUNCIL'S AREA
2.1 Geographical Location

2.2 Size and Population Distribution

2.3 Details of B&NES Council Land Ownership

2.4 Current Land Use Characteristics

2.5 Protected Habitats

2.6 Protected Locations and Key Property Types

2.7 Key Water Resource/Protection Issues

2.8 Broad Geological/ Hydrological Characteristics

2.9 Private Water Supplies

2.10 Known Information on Contamination

2.11 Current and Past Industrial History

2.12 Redevelopment History and Controls

2.13 Action Already Taken to Deal with Land Contamination

3. BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET COUNCIL STRATEGY:OVERALL AIMS AND PRIORITY ACTIONS
3.1 Aims of the Strategy

3.2 Objectives and Milestones

4. PROCEDURES
4.1 Ensuring Compliance with Statutory Guidance

4.2 Inspection of the District

4.3 Evaluating the effectiveness of previous actions to deal with contamination

4.4 Considering B&NRS Council Interests in Land

4.5 Appointment of External Consultants

4.6 Site Specific Liaison

4.7 Statutory Powers of Entry

4.8 Health and Safety Procedures

4.9 Risk Communication Strategy

5. GENERAL LIASON AND COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
5.1 Information and Services Requests

5.2 Internal Management Arrangements for Inspection and Identification

5.3 Land Searches

5.4 Communication Strategy

5.5 Statutory Consultees

5.6 Transboundary Liaison Between Authorities

5.7 Owners, Occupiers and other Interested Parties

5.8 The Wider Community

6. REVIEW MECHANISMS
6.1 Review of Assumptions and Information

6.2 Review of the Strategy

6.3 Triggers for Early Review

7. INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
7.1 General Principles

7.2 Information Content

7.3 Information Storage

7.4 Administration

7.5 Use by Other Local Authority Departments

7.6 Confidentiality of Information

7.7 Arrangements for Access to Information and Dealing with Requirements for Information

7.8 Provision of Information to the Environment Agency

Appendices
Appendix A: Glossary of Terms

Appendix B: Enforcement

Appendix C: List of Statutory Consultees

Appendix D: Non-Statutory Consultees

Appendix E: Contact Details and Procedure of Service Requests Concerning Potentially Contaminated Land

Appendix F: Categories of Significant Harm

Appendix G: Wards of Bath and of North East Somerset

Appendix H: Protected Habitats and Location within the Borough

Appendix I: Aquifer locations in SW England

Appendix J: Potentially Contaminative Industirues

Appendix K: Timetable. for the Strategy Implentation

Appendix L: Information Sources and Evaluation Documents

Appendix M: Corporate Policy: Community Consultation

Appendix N: References

Appendix O: Nature Conservation Legislation and Guidance Relating to Contaminated Land

List of Figures and Tables
Figure 1.3 Pollutant linkage

Figure 2.1 Location of B&BNES in the southwest of England

Figure 2.2 View of District including sub-areas

Table 3.2: Objections and targets

Table 4.1: Potentially sensitive receptors

 

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