In conjunction with the publication of the Third Edition of Contaminated Land by Stephen Tromans QC, Stephen has set up this online updating facility to keep readers abreast of developments in the field of contaminated land. Entries are referenced to relevant paragraphs in the text for convenience. In this Stephen is assisted by Adam Boukraa, Barrister at 39 Essex Chambers.
Contaminated Land is published by Sweet & Maxwell and can be ordered here.
Problems with former landfill sites in coastal locations continue to be evident. It has been reported that Northumberland County Council lacks funds to address the historic site at Lynemouth, which… Read more »
The appeal into the remediation notice served in respect of properties at the Stonegate Housing Estate, the site of the former Willenhall Gas Works, is the most extensive consideration so… Read more »
It was announced in November 2018 that a new contract had been awarded by Natural Resources Wales under which the Coal Authority would carry out four feasibility studies on some… Read more »
The intractable nature of groundwater pollution and the sometimes extreme difficulties in achieving remediation is illustrated by the fact that the groundwater pollution caused by the St Leonard’s Court site… Read more »
Two recent Welsh cases, whilst contrasting in scale, emphasise the importance of regulatory enforcement powers under the Environmental Permitting regime to deal with contamination problems. In one case Natural Resources… Read more »
Use of these Regulations remains relatively uncommon, but a recent example was reported in ENDS report on 3 January 2019. Notice was served on fertiliser producer OMEX Agriculture Limited, which… Read more »
The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee is conducting an inquiry into Japanese Knotweed and the Built Environment: see here. According to ENDS Report (23 January 2019) some witnesses… Read more »
ENDS Report 27 September 2018 recorded that while there is no record of how many sites as a whole have been designated under Part IIA, a survey in 2007 reported… Read more »
Possible soil and water contamination caused by the tragic fire at the Grenfell Tower is being investigated: ENDS Report 3 December 2018. Concern has been raised as to possible deposition… Read more »