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Report contaminated land

Use this page to report potentially contaminated land in the Bath and North East Somerset area.

Land can be contaminated by things like:

  • heavy metals, such as arsenic, cadmium and lead
  • oils and tars
  • chemical substances and preparations, like solvents
  • gases
  • asbestos
  • radioactive substances

What counts as contaminated land

Land is legally defined as ‘contaminated land’ where substances are causing or could cause harm to:

  • people
  • property
  • animals
  • plants
  • lakes and rivers

Before you report it

Before you report contaminated land, you will need the following information:

  • Your name, address, telephone number and email address
  • The address or a brief description of the location you are reporting
  • The way the nuisance affects you and the environment

We will not investigate anonymous complaints.

Report it

You can report contaminated land using our online form.

Report it

Next steps

After you have reported the potentially contaminated land to us, we will contact you within two working days to discuss the problem.

We have a legal duty to inspect land in the district for contamination. We will send an officer to inspect potentially contaminated land once we have received your report.

If we confirm that the land is contaminated following an inspection, we will take the necessary action to ensure that the land is cleaned.