The Director of Growth and Place submitted a report to seek approval and adoption of the revised Contaminated land Strategy, in order to meet legal requirements. The updated document discussed the background to the Strategy and explained the Contaminated land regime under the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
The report clarified the aims and objectives of the Strategy, which were to protect public health and the environment by identifying and investigating potentially contaminated land, based on the historic use.
The Officers advised that the Strategy has been out to public consultation and one response was received from Historic England who welcomed the Strategy and identified the need work with them on sites of historic and archaeological significance. A copy of the response, along with the revised Contaminated Land Strategy were attached to the report as appendices.
That the revised Contaminated Land Strategy be approved.
The decision was supported by the following reason:
To fulfil the Council's obligations set out in the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and associatd guidance. Revision of the Strategy updates the Council's approach to dealing with potentially contaminated land in Middlesbrough.