Coastal Landfill Sites

Contaminated Land Cases and Developments

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.

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If readers are aware of interesting developments not already covered here, they are invited to email Stephen or Adam.


Coastal Landfill Sites

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 »


Willenhall Gas Works – Revocation Of Determination

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 »


Clean Up Of Mines

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 »


St Leonard’s Court

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 »


Use Of Enforcement Powers

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 »


Environmental Damage Regulations 2015

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 »


Japanese Knotweed

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 »


Progress In Remediation

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 »


Contamination Caused By Fire

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 »


Funding For Clean-up

Funding for the clean-up of contaminated land is increasingly problematic, but it appears that the Scottish and Welsh governments are doing a better job than their English counterpart (see ENDS… Read more »


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