Contaminated land

We have a long history of industrial activities with potential impact on the condition of the land.

We take actions to inspect the borough and identify any contaminated land. Full information on our approach can be found in the Council’s Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy below:

We are currently undertaking land quality assessments across the borough. You will be notified if your property is subject to an assessment.

No land within the Borough has yet been formally identified as contaminated land. 

Development and planning applications

The Environmental Protection Team is consulted on certain planning applications to consider the risks to people and the environment arising from land contamination issues and to ensure relevant work is completed. 

We strongly recommend developers to use the The Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Pollution Advisory Group (YALPAG) guidance documents which we have adopted, to prevent any delays. 

Environmental search requests

On request, we undertake environmental searches and provide information on environmental issues for sites within the borough. If the information held is already in the format requested, you will not be charged for the information.

When the information requested has to be gathered and formatted, a reasonable charge will be applied.

For up to 2 hours of work (or part thereof), a minimum of £65 is set for fees and charges. You will be advised in advance if the work is expected to take longer than this. 

Contact information

Telephone: (01642) 774774
Email: environmental.protection@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk
Our service hours are Monday to Thursday 09:00 till 17:00, and Friday 09:00 till 16:30.