Cyber-attack & data theft: Our response & service status

Local authority contaminated land support

Service status update: Land use planning, contaminated land, Electricity Act, forestry and similar consultations

What are we able to do now?

All Planning Authorities and other consulting bodies have now been contacted and ongoing liaison established to triage and prioritise casework. The backlog of casework has been largely dealt with.

Liaison with planning authorities and other consulting bodies will remain the main communication route for advice.

Guidance on how SEPA will work with planning authorities to triage the backlog is available.

Standing advice and other planning guidance is available.

Our Contaminated Land staff are continuing to liaise directly with local authority contaminated land officers on priorities and timescales and this remains the main communication route for advice.  

What should you do now?

If you need to contact one of our regional planning teams, please do so via the relevant mailbox detailed below.

NORTH PLANNING TEAM  Planning.north@sepa.org.uk

For all SEPA planning queries from the following planning authorities:  Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Cairngorms National Park Authority, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Moray Council. Orkney Islands Council, Shetland Islands Council, The Highland Council.

SOUTH EAST PLANNING TEAM planning.southeast@sepa.org.uk

For all SEPA planning queries from the following planning authorities:  Angus Council, Clackmannanshire Council, Dundee City Council. East Lothian Council, Edinburgh City Council, Falkirk Council, Fife Council, Midlothian Council, Perth & Kinross Council, Scottish Borders Council, Stirling Council, West Lothian Council.

SOUTH WEST PLANNING TEAM planning.southwest@sepa.org.uk

For all SEPA planning queries from the following planning authorities:  Argyll & Bute Council, Dumfries & Galloway Council, East Ayrshire Council, East Dunbartonshire Council, East Renfrewshire Council, Glasgow City Council, Inverclyde Council, Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority, North Ayrshire Council, North Lanarkshire Council, Renfrewshire Council, South Ayrshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council, West Dunbartonshire Council.

Local authority requests

Local authorities may require information and water pollution advice from SEPA when considering whether land is statutorily contaminated. 

Form A signposts the available information. Form B should be used, with reference to Form F, when seeking water pollution advice.

Local authority contaminated land contacts

Local authority
Aberdeen City
Aberdeenshire
Angus
Argyll and Bute
Clackmannanshire
Dumfries and Galloway
Dundee City
East Ayrshire
East Lothian
East Renfrewshire
Edinburgh City
Falkirk
Fife
Glasgow City
Highland
Inverclyde
Midlothian
Moray
North Ayrshire
North Lanarkshire
Perth and Kinross
Renfrewshire
Scottish Borders
Shetland Islands
South Ayrshire
South Lanarkshire
Stirling
West Dunbartonshire
West Lothian
Western Isles