Decision details

Contaminated Land Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council had a duty to inspect its district for potential contaminated land and the existing Contaminated Land Strategy needed to be reviewed.  A revised Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy had been produced by a Task & Finish Group composed of Members and Officers under the direction of the Overview & Scrutiny Commission.


That the draft revised Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy be accepted, subject to any external consultation comments.


RECOMMEND to Council that:


1)           the Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy be adopted as a Council working policy to commence 1 June 2011; and


2)           any significant amendments or challenges to the adoption of the Policy during the consultation period to be reported back to Cabinet before the document goes live.



Reasons for the decision:

The Council’s current Strategy was out of date and in accordance with auditor requirements needed to be reviewed and updated.  Members are recommended to adopt the revised Strategy subject to any amendments suggested by external consultees as appropriate.

Alternative options considered:

To adopt the revised Strategy with any amendments Members wish to make and include any appropriate changes as a result of the external consultation as identified in item 3.2.5 of the report but noting the resource implications as identified in paragraph 3.2.6 of the report.

Report author: Andrew Grimley

Publication date: 24/02/2011

Date of decision: 22/02/2011

Decided at meeting: 22/02/2011 - Cabinet

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