Tell us about a land contamination problem
Swindon Borough Council has responsibility for developing and delivering the strategy to identify contaminated land within the Borough of Swindon and to ensure that it is made safe. We also comment on, visit and review current or proposed developments on brown field sites to ensure the works will not harm public health now or in the future.
If you are concerned about contamination on land and feel that an investigation is necessary, please report this to us.
We aim to respond to your requests within two working days of receiving them, although full investigation and testing will take longer. In some cases legal action may be necessary to enforce regulations.
Homeowners and prospective homebuyers that are affected by potential land contamination can also download our advice leaflet below:
Development on previously used land can be more complex so we offer a self-help leaflet offering further advice and guidance on tackling possible contamination issues. This is available in the leaflet below:
Contaminated land strategy
This strategy outlines how we deal with contaminated land in the Borough. It describes how we identify and prioritise sites for further investigation, as well as information about liability, enforcement and remediation.