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 name||Address||Grid reference||Date of determination|
|Saltmeadows Riverside||Off Tyne Main Road, Approx 2km East of Gateshead town centre||NZ 268 633||26 January 2006|
|Swalwell Depot||West of Swalwell Bank, Swalwell, Gateshead||NZ 20100 62080||20 March 2007|
|Beggars Wood recreation area||Coach Lane, Lobley Hill, Gateshead||NZ 234 600||13 October 2004|
|Dewhurst Terrace||Dewhurst Terrace, Sunniside, Gateshead||NZ 209 586||1 March 2005|