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Contaminated land refers to areas where soil, groundwater, or surface water have been polluted by the presence of hazardous substances or contaminants. This is often the result of human activity. It is often found in those areas that were formerly occupied by industrial use, as potentially hazardous substances would have been present. Contaminated land is typically associated with brownfield sites; however, greenfield land can also be contaminated. What makes land contaminated? Land is deemed contaminated if: There is a source of contamination, such...

Identifying if your land is contaminated and assessing the associated risk is often an essential part of obtaining planning permission or entering into a property transaction. Since contaminated land can be detrimental to human health, the water environment and property, it’s paramount to recognise when land presents unacceptable risk and how to deal with it to move your project forward. What does contaminated land mean? Contaminated land refers to soil, groundwater, or surface water that has been polluted by human activities, such...