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Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy

Under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Part 2A) Dudley Council has a statutory duty to inspect its area for the purposes of identifying contaminated land, and where such land is identified the council has the power to secure its remediation.

In implementing Part 2A the council has published a Policy and framework document (which includes the Inspection Strategy for Dudley borough) together with its Cost Recovery Policy (see separate page).

The council’s Inspection Strategy outlines the strategic approach to be applied when inspecting the Dudley borough for the purpose of identifying contaminated land under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. This approach is intended to enable the council to identify, in a rational, ordered and efficient manner, the land which merits detailed inspection, identifying the most pressing and serious problems first and concentrating resources on the areas where contaminated land is most likely to be found.