Ryedale District Council


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Contaminated land

Ryedale is predominantly a rural area; however, over the years, industrial activities or past waste disposal practices have resulted in contamination of some areas of land.

The Council's role covers the following key tasks:

  • prepare and publish an inspection strategy
  • ensure inspection of their areas to identify contaminated land
  • ensure remediation of contaminated land
  • transfer special sites to the Environment Agency
  • maintain a Public Register of regulatory action

For full information on the definition, responsibilities and dealing with contaminated land, please visit GOV.UK.

If you have any questions or concerns, please submit an Enquiry Form.

Environmental Information Request

We offer an Environmental Search facility of all records and information sources available to the authority. For a fee, we can provide a written response to enquiries regarding land contamination and/or proximity to closed landfill sites for a particular site.

This service is for environmental information only. The council is unable to issue Environmental Certificates or guarantees about particular sites within the district in relation to contaminated land.

Contaminated land strategy (PDF, 65 pages, 252kb)


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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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