Our Contaminated Land Strategy (PDF) sets out how we identify and investigate contamination of land in Barnet, and use enforcement powers when necessary.
The council has records of previous land uses going back to the 1800s.
If land is found to be contaminated the risk must be removed. In many cases this means removing the contamination from the site. In other instances it is safe for the contamination to remain if, for example, it is sealed under concrete or clay so no one can come in contact with it.
Local land charge search
A local land charge search will reveal whether a building is on or adjacent to potentially contaminated land.
The cost of a basic enquiry is currently £49
For a detailed inquiry on multiple addresses including historical land use map data the cost is £112 We aim to provide a report once the fee (made payable by cheque to the London Borough of Barnet) has been received.
Please contact the Scientific Services team
Re Ltd Regulatory Services
Environmental Health, Barnet House, 1255 High Road, London N20 0EJ
Tel: 020 8359 7995