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Contaminated land

Find out about contaminated land, types of sites which might be affected and how we will investigate in accordance with our Contaminated Land Strategy.

The Council has a duty under the Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2000 to implement a strategy to deal with the legacy of sites which, may have through their past use become contaminated by virtue of the processes conducted. The Council has a statutory duty to, cause its area to be inspected from time to time and inspect the area to identify sites that have the possibility or the significant possibility of causing harm to human health and the environment.

To date Perth & Kinross Council has identified the sites of potentially contaminated land within its boundaries and is currently investigating those it considers to be of higher risk. These investigations will take place in accordance with the icon Contaminated Land Strategy [804Kb]. This website acts as an invaluable resource of information and guidance aimed at both developers and householders.

Further information about contaminated land can be found on the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency website and the Scottish Government website.

Contact details

The Environment Service

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 476476