Contaminated land register

Contaminated land register

The Contaminated Land (England) Regulations 2000 and Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 requires all local authorities to maintain a public register. 

An entry on the register will be created if one of the following happens:

  • the land is designated as a Special Site (as defined by Regulation 2 of the Contaminated Land (England) Regulations 2006)
  • the remediation declaration is published
  • a remediation statement is published
  • a remediation notice is served

This means that the local authority does not have to put the notification that the land is contaminated on the register until one of the above actions has been undertaken.

The regulations specify the information to be included on the register, which are:

  • remediation notices
  • site information and details of site reports obtained by the authority relating to remediation notices
  • designation of sites as a Special Site
  • site-specific guidance issued by the Environment Agency
  • remediation declarations, remediation statements and notification of claimed remediation
  • any appeals lodged against remediation and charging notices
  • convictions for non-compliance with notices
  • statement regarding the existence of confidential information

The register will not include details of the historic land use and other records used in the investigation of potentially contaminated land.

Further information can be obtained from the Environmental Protection Team:

Chesterfield Borough Council
Environmental Services
Town Hall
Rose Hill
S40 1LP
Phone: 01246 345345 (main switchboard)
Fax 01246 345760

Last updated on 29 April 2021