Policy LP32: Contaminated and unstable land

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Comment

Part 1 - Initial Draft (February 2015)

Representation ID: 1612

Received: 25/03/2015

Respondent: Environment Agency

Representation:

The inclusion of this policy is welcome and is necessary given the many contaminated including strategic site allocations that require remediation from former contaminative uses.

This policy will assist in delivering the WFD objective for groundwater which is to achieve 'Good' status by 2015.

We note that the NPPF is referenced as the only source of message for the

evidence however we also recommend the Environment Agency's national publication for Groundwater Protection Principles and Practice.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/groundwater-protection-

principles-and-practice-gp3

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The inclusion of this policy is welcome and is necessary given the many contaminated including strategic site allocations that require remediation from former contaminative uses.

This policy will assist in delivering the WFD objective for groundwater which is to achieve 'Good' status by 2015.

We note that the NPPF is referenced as the only source of message for the

evidence however we also recommend the Environment Agency's national publication for Groundwater Protection Principles and Practice.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/groundwater-protection-

principles-and-practice-gp3

Comment

Part 1 - Initial Draft (February 2015)

Representation ID: 2230

Received: 18/03/2015

Respondent: The Coal Authority

Representation:

CA supports policy in principle -unstable land identified as an issue to be addressed as part of development proposals.
concerns with policy wording. policy states that remediation works will only be permitted where benefits outweigh any harm.

CA concerned that this could result in land being developed without appropriate remediation taking place.

If necessary remediation is not undertaken, development will be unable to proceed. Given extent of mining legacy across NEDDC, remediation likely to be required on most strategic/ other site allocations. If remediation were not to be undertaken, could undermine deliverability of Plan.

CA requires specific changes to policy

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