There is a legal framework in Scotland to tackle the legacy of contaminated land left as a consequence of previous industrial development. It requires local authorities to have a written strategy for handling issues relating to contaminated land in their areas.
The Environmental Health Service has been involved in the assessment and inspection of all land likely to have been contaminated over the years. This included contact with other Council services, landowners, householders and various bodies.
The long term aim is to ensure that all land within Clackmannanshire is suitable for use. The Council's Contaminated Land Strategy is available to view or download.
The Council will always actively seek voluntary remediation of contaminated land sites, by the persons responsible for the land, wherever possible.
It should be noted that on many occasions, land may be found to contain contamination simply because anything undesirable can be called "contamination". But contaminated land is specifically defined in the legal framework and if it doesn't meet that definition we are unable to take any action.
We are legally required to keep a Contaminated Land Register that can be accessed by the public. There are no sites within Clackmannanshire which are on this register.
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