If you're the owner or developer of a site it's your responsibility to prevent unacceptable risks from pollution and land instability, and ensure that any future development is safe and suitable for use.
Planning applications must be supported by an appropriate 'contamination assessment' if:
Due to the complex and technical nature you should to refer guidance published by the YALPAG Planning guidance development on land affected by contamination
Additionally, Sunderland has a localised legacy of mining and wartime activity.
A preliminary unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk assessment is required for developments in areas that have experienced aerial bombardment or when they are close to historical military sites such as airfields or anti-aircraft weaponry.
Alternatively you can request pre application advice. Our charges are in accordance with the Pre-Application Charter.
For further information contact the City and neighbourhood team.