In April 2000 Peterborough City Council gained regulatory duties and powers relating to contaminated land.
The legislation provides a new regime for the control of land contamination. It is based on a "suitable for use" approach to remediation and the "polluter pays" principle applied to liability.
The Council’s duties under the Act are:
? To inspect the district of Peterborough City Council for land that may be contaminated
? To inspect individual sites to determine whether they are contaminated land
? To ensure that appropriate action is taken to remediate contaminated land
Peterborough City Council’s Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy explains how Peterborough City Council will carry out the duty to identify and assess contaminated land.
The responsibility for implementing the council’s duties is held by the Pollution Team within Environmental Health.