Contaminated land

The UK has a long history of industrial development. It has left a legacy of potentially contaminated land that may pose risks to public health and the environment.

North Northamptonshire Council has published a Contaminated land inspection strategy and Hardship Policy explaining how it is dealing with potentially contaminated land within its area.


It is the responsibility of the developer to assess the potential risks to human health and the environment and ensure contamination is dealt with appropriately. Where a site is affected by contamination responsibility for securing a safe development rests with the developer and landowner.

Further guidance you may find useful:

Environmental searches

When buying or selling a property, solicitors may ask whether the land is contaminated. Environmental searches may raise questions about the former use of the site. We can provide a summary report of historic land-use based on records held by us. This is a chargeable service. 

Email us at [email protected] for more information.

Public register

There is currently one entry in our public register:

Last updated 03 January 2024