Contaminated Land

Brownfield Sites in Hyndburn

Previously developed land is known as a brownfield site and may have been contaminated by a variety of land uses, such as fuel filling stations, gas works, industrial sites etc.

Such contamination may pose risks to current or future site occupiers, buildings on the site and to the environment. The risks must be identified early in the development process to ensure appropriate measures are taken.

The potentail risk can be assessed and suitable mitigation put in place to reduce the risks to an acceptable level. This investigation should be carried out by the developer either before planning permission has been granted or by direction in a planning condition.

The Council has a Contaminated Land Strategy and has identified potential contaminated sites in the borough.

Contact Environmental Health on 01254 388 111 or for further advice.