Contaminated Land Update
The contaminated land regime is due to come into
force from 1 April 2000 even though the final regulations and
statutory guidance have not been agreed yet.
Each House of Parliament for England, Scotland and
Wales will be making its own regulations, although they are
expected to be identical. The current status for each House is as
England - A consultation paper was issued in
October 1999 by the Department of Environment, Transport and the
Regions containing draft regulations as well as draft statutory
guidance. No further consultation paper is expected and the DETR
are confident they will make the 1 April deadline.
Scotland - The Scottish Executive issued its
consultation paper in November 1999 containing draft regulations
and statutory guidance, both of which matched the English version
almost word-for-word. No further consultation paper is expected and
the 1 April target should be met.
Wales - There has been no consultation paper issued
yet for Wales, although one has been promised for early February
which will be identical to the English and Scottish versions. A
shorter consultation period is planned in order that the 1 April
deadline can still be met.
For further information. please contact Verity Kidd
on 0171 367 3000 or email@example.com.