02 February 2022

10:00 - 12:30

£ Training course

The UK has a historical legacy of contaminated land from past industrial activities, however there are also many activities that if not well managed can cause land contamination. Dealing with the consequences of contaminated land can be substantial and result in disruption to site activities, significant remediation costs and the future value of site.

This course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of the main contaminated land legislation that relates to food and drink sites. It will provide practical examples of best practice in minimising the likelihood of contaminated land occurring, and in instances where contaminated land exists an overview of best practice management and remediation techniques. The course will be useful for delegates new to environmental law wishing to gain an initial understanding, but will also be useful as a refresher, and for other personnel wishing to understand the potentially significant liabilities associated with contaminated land legislation.  


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Learning outcomes:


  • Understanding how organisations can cause or be liable for contaminated land
  • The operational and financial consequences of contaminated land
  • Understanding the scope and compliance requirements of the main contaminated land laws related to food and drink sector sites.
  • Techniques to prevent land contamination and how to manage a contaminated land incident


Course agenda:


Course introduction

Contaminated land in the UK:

  • A quick introduction
  • Historical land contamination
  • Current site activities and land contamination potential

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 Part IIA:

  • Regulator responsibilities
  • Historical and current land contamination:
    • Liabilities and responsibilities
  • Dealing with contaminated land:
    • Enforcement notices
    • Voluntary remediation
    • Remediation techniques


The Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016:

  • Land assessments during environmental permit applications and surrenders
  • Land monitoring during the lifetime of the environmental permit
  • Relationship with the Environmental Protection act 1990 Part IIA

Other contaminated land legislation:

  • The Town and Country Planning Act 1990
  • The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2015

Compliance management exercise:

  • Review of recent contaminated land case law examples
  • Best practice approaches for compliance management

 Q&A and next steps.

Pricing (includes VAT)

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(tickets available until 02/02/2022)
£150.00 £150.00 -

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