Barton House evacuation: information for residents.

Your responsibilities and our review service.

If you're developing or buying land it's your responsibility to investigate and deal with any land contamination issues.

It's a good idea to appoint an experienced environmental consultant who can complete this work on your behalf and advise on your legal obligations.  You can find consultants in the Ends directory or by searching the internet.

Our services

We:

  • inspect land in the city to identify any that is contaminated and prioritise any level of risk from contamination
  • keep a contaminated land register, it currently has no entries
  • advise on development of land 
  • respond to pollution incidents

Review service

We offer a review service to assess potential contamination based on land information we hold.

We offer 2 types of review: a letter or an environmental report.

Letter

A letter contains research and the contamination status of the property address. This will usually be enough for conveyancing or a property purchase.

A letter costs £68 and usually takes 2 weeks to prepare.

For large sites, such as trading estates, there might be an additional cost of £52. We'll let you know if this is the case.

Environmental report

An environmental report contains:

  • historic maps
  • a description of known historical industry
  • any known contamination issues within 250 metres of the property

An environmental report costs £156 and usually takes 3 weeks to prepare.

For large sites, such as trading estates, there might be an additional cost of £52. We'll let you know if this is the case.

Request a review

Fill in our online form to request a letter or environmental report review.

We'll ask you to upload:

  • a plan of the site
  • the environmental conveyancing report, if you have it

We'll send you an invoice for payment when we send you the review.

Request a contaminated land review

Pollution incidents

You can report any pollution incidents, such as leaks and spills. Call us on 0117 922 2500 option 3.

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Contact information

Public Protection (Pollution)

Bristol City Council
PO Box 3399
Bristol BS1 9NE

Contact details

Email: pollution@bristol.gov.uk
Tel: 0117 922 2500 option 3