The City Council maintains a register of declared contaminated land and has a strategy for the inspection of the city to identify sites of significant concern. Where necessary action is taken to remediate contaminated land either directly by the Council or through the development control process. Enforcement action can also be taken against the person responsible for causing the pollution.

Contaminated Land Strategy (pdf, 1.66 mb)

Single Home Developments

If you are developing an individual residential property (i.e. one house in a garden) a Screening Assessment Form can be used as a basic contamination assessment, which fulfil the requirements of the ‘Existing Use’ section of the planning application form. 

The form can be downloaded here (doc, 40kb)

St Anthony’s Tar Works, Walker

View a time lapse film of the installation of the underground barrier made by mixing bentonite, cement and soil at Vimeo.

For more information, please contact the Environmental Protection team, Public Safety and Regulation, at the Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH or email psr@newcastle.gov.uk or telephone 0191 211 6102.

Page last updated: 
10 January 2017
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