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Land quality

We have a duty to inspect land in our district and decide if it's contaminated

What is 'contaminated' land?

By 'contaminated', we mean land or water that's polluted by substances in, on or under it.

Our contaminated land strategy document:

pdf icon Contaminated Land Strategy 2016 - 2021 [1Mb]

Report contaminated land

If you're concerned that local land or water is being contaminated, report it to the Environmental Health team by selecting the email address on the online contact form.

Report contaminated land or water

Guidance with planning applications

You can also use the contact form to ask for guidance on how to submit a planning application for land that is or might be contaminated.

Contaminated land register

For details of our contaminated land register either:

  • write to Environmental Health, Shepway District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, CT20 2QY
  • call 01303 858660 or 01303 2211888 out of hours