Contaminated Land

Contaminated land

We are required to identify land that may have been contaminated and make it safe and secure for the public and environment.

We do this mainly through the planning process and through the Environmental Protection Act Part 2A regulations. The way we address land contamination can be found in our Land Contamination Strategy.

Land contamination can come from naturally occurring contaminants, from our industrial legacy or from pollution incidents. England has the world's longest history of industrial activity dating back to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century. Unfortunately this has also left us with a legacy of contamination to address.



We'll carry out a historical search, give you information received through the planning process and identify any contaminative use surrounding the site.

Searches can take up to 21 days.

Request a search

Email including your name, address, contact number, the full site address and a map of the site.


The service costs £25 an hour. The first hour is payable in advance. After we've completed the search, we'll confirm if and how much extra you need to pay. Once you've paid any additional fees, we'll send you the search.

Pay online

The easiest way to make a payment is using our online form.

Contaminated land search payment

Pay by phone

You can pay online or call 01622 602888. You'll need to quote 'CL21930' if you're paying over the phone.

Radon Gas

Radon gas occurs naturally through uranium in rocks, soil, bricks and concrete. It can affect our health if it builds up in rooms at ground level or below and you are exposed to it for a long time.

The level of radon gas is dependent on the geology of where you live. Generally, the level of risk in Maidstone is very low. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) provide advice on and kits to monitor radon in our homes and buildings.

For more information about radon gas and the affect it has on your health visit the HPA website.