Redevelopment of contaminated land

The approval of an application for redevelopment of land will usually be granted subject to contamination of the land being assessed and where necessary cleaned up to a standard that makes it suitable for the new use of the land. Responsibility for assessment lies with the developer.

You should obtain specialist advice from an environmental consultant or a specialist lawyer before you buy or sell contaminated land.

When you buy land in Bolton, the Land Charges department will tell you if a site has been declared as contaminated land.