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Contaminated land

Our role as a local authority

The primary regulatory role under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 rests with the Local Authority, reflecting existing functions under the Statutory Nuisance Regime and complementing their role as the Local Planning Authority. The statutory duties of the Local Authority under the Part 2A regime are:

  • to prepare a strategy for inspection of their area;
  • to inspect the Borough where possible to identify contaminated land;
  • to determining whether any land meets the definition of Contaminated Land under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990;
  • where the Agency carries out an inspection on behalf of the Council, the inspection duty and the decision as to whether land is Contaminated Land, remain the sole responsibility of the Council;
  • to act as enforcing authority for all contaminated land which is not designated as a “Special Site”, for which the Environment Agency will be the enforcing authority;
  • to maintain a public register of sites for which a remediation notice has been served, or where a remediation statement or declaration has been published;

Public Register

There are three sites in Slough that have been determined as contaminated land:

  1. Upton Court Park, Bunds (Area A)
  2. Upton Court Park, Areas D, E, F & G
  3. Former Gas Works, Colnbrook C of E School, High Street, Colnbrook.

Remediation Register

Remediation works have been carried out at:

  • Former Gas Works, Colnbrook C of E School, High Street, Colnbrook
  • Upton Court Park, Upton Court Road, Slough.

Land development

The developer's guide assists developers, agents and consultants involved in the development of land that may be contaminated as a result of historical land use.