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Contaminated land

We can perform and environmental search for a property to find out whether it may have caused some soil contamination.

Published: 18 January 2021

Last updated: 15 July 2022

We can perform an environmental search for your site for a fee of £100.

Our search includes: 

  • historic maps
  • a formal letter describing previous land uses of the site
  • confirmation that Westminster City Council is at the site prioritisation stage as per Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990

Contaminated land

There are currently no contaminated land sites or ‘special sites’ (as defined under the Environmental Protection Act 1990) in Westminster 

There are no refuse landfill, sludge disposal or diseased animal burial sites in Westminster. 

This guide is for for property owners, developers, architects and surveyors. It describes what information is required for planning applications applications where redevelopment or significant changes of use are planned on potentially contaminated land.


Further information

Contaminated land strategy
Contaminated land strategy PDF, 734.14 KB, 90 pages

Westminster Archives 

London Metropolitan Archives 

London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority 

Environment Agency