05Aug / 2019
The government recently updated UK contaminated land planning policy guidance. Located in “Planning Practice Guidance”, the latest instructions include reviewed sections on a wide range of topics such as planning, decision making and risk assessment.
The new guidance covers:
- Why should local planning authorities be concerned about land contamination?
- What is the role of planning when dealing with land which may be contaminated?
- When is contamination likely to be present?
- Are concerns about land contamination relevant to neighbourhood planning?
- How do you determine whether land could be contaminated?
- What is the role of plans in considering contamination?
- What is a contamination risk assessment and what can it contain?
- Does an outline application require less information?
- Should planning permission be refused if there are concerns about land contamination?
- Using planning conditions
- Using planning obligations
- Unacceptable risk
- How is contamination dealt with in the decision-making process?
Click here to view the new guidance.
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