Contaminated land

Contaminated Land Strategy 2018-2023

The first strategy was prepared by Slough Borough Council's (SBC) Environmental Protection Services Team in 2001, in accordance with The Contaminated Land Regulations, as made under Schedule 78(A) of the Environment Act 1995. This was intended as a means to secure the remediation of the most seriously Contaminated Land, as defined in Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, as amended by the Environment Act 1995:

“Contaminated land is any land which appears to the local authority in whose area it is situated to be in such a condition, by reason of substances in, on or under the land, that:

  • significant harm is being caused or there is a significant possibility of such harm being caused, or
  • pollution of controlled waters is being or is likely to be caused.”