Contaminated land

Wigan has a long history of land being used for industrial activities including coal mining, heavy engineering, foundries and landfills. This has had a significant impact on the condition of the land.

We inspect the borough to identify any contaminated land and arrange for it to be cleaned up.

Request an environmental report

We undertake environmental searches and can provide information on environmental issues for sites within the Wigan boundary.

Development on contaminated land


We recognise that a lot of potentially contaminated sites will be dealt with by redevelopment through the planning system. We are responsible for assessing planning applications and recommending whether a contaminated land condition is required. We then liaise with developers and their agents to ensure they complete the relevant work.

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