Contaminated land

Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 came into force in Scotland in July 2000. It places responsibilities on local authorities to deal with contaminated land in accordance with a published Contaminated Land Strategy. Potentially contaminated land may also be addressed through the planning system.

Contaminated Land Strategy

The way in which Aberdeenshire Council is dealing with potentially contaminated land is described in the Contaminated Land Strategy.

Planning and Potentially Contaminated Land

Contaminated Land Register

The legislation requires that local authorities maintain a Public Register of Contaminated Land. Land on the public register is judged to meet the legal definition of contaminated land and has been formally identified.

In accordance with Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 Aberdeenshire Council maintains a Public Register of Contaminated Land within Aberdeenshire. The full Register can be viewed at the headquarters at Woodhill House in Aberdeen or at Gordon House in Inverurie. For further information please contact either of the offices below:

Aberdeenshire Council
Infrastructure Services
Woodhill House
AB16 5GB
Tel: 01467 539039

Aberdeenshire Council
Planning and Environmental Services
Gordon House
Blackhall Road
AB51 3WA
Tel: 01467 539039

For further information please email