Pollution

7. Land quality

Potentially contaminated land can result from past industrial processes which have left substances. These substances may include oils and tars, heavy metals, organic compounds, soluble salts and radioactivity in the ground.

It's important to assess whether a site is contaminated or not before it's developed, particularly when they're former industrial sites.

Requesting a search of information

The Public Protection Service can provide a range of information on:

  • licensed and unlicensed land-fill sites
  • whether the ground is contaminated
  • private water supplies

You can request a search of information about a particular site by writing to:

Housing and Environment Team
Public Protection
Fred Perry House
Edward Street
Stockport
SK1 3XE

You can also email land.water@stockport.gov.uk.

You should include a scale plan of the site with the boundaries clearly marked.

When we've received your search of information request we'll contact you to tell you what to do next.

There will be a charge of £120 for a search of information.

View the Stockport Contaminated Land Strategy (PDF 916kb) for more information.

Protecting the environment