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Contaminated land

The Government's objectives for dealing with contaminated land are:

  • to identify and remove unacceptable risks to human health and the wider environment;
  • to seek to bring damaged land back into beneficial use;
  • to ensure the cost burdens faced by individuals, companies and society as a whole are proportionate, manageable and economically.

The following maps show the borough of Gateshead and the sub-areas for inspection.

Contaminated land sites

We have a duty to keep and maintain a record of contaminated land. The information stored in this record includes:

  • Remediation notices
  • Appeals against remediation notices
  • Remediation declarations
  • Remediation statements
  • Appeals against charging notices
  • Designation of special sites
  • Notification of claimed remediation
  • Convictions for offences under section 78M of the Act
  • Guidance issued under section 78V(1) of the Act
  • Other matters prescribed by Regulations

At present there are four entries in the Gateshead Borough Council contaminated land public register.

Site nameAddressGrid referenceDate of determination
Saltmeadows RiversideOff Tyne Main Road, Approx 2km East of Gateshead town centreNZ 268 63326 January 2006
Swalwell DepotWest of Swalwell Bank, Swalwell, GatesheadNZ 20100 6208020 March 2007
Beggars Wood recreation areaCoach Lane, Lobley Hill, GatesheadNZ 234 60013 October 2004
Dewhurst TerraceDewhurst Terrace, Sunniside, GatesheadNZ 209 5861 March 2005


Contaminated Land Strategy 2020 (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window)