The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Contaminated Land Liaison Groups are open to local authorities and other government agencies within the region. The group was founded in 2001 in response to the introduction of the Part 2A contaminated land regime. It provides a support structure to promote unity and partnership working amongst officers involved in regulating land that may be subject to contamination.
The principle purpose of the Group is to provide a forum for discussions, information and experience sharing. As well as this, the Group will provide training on the existing and emerging policy, legislative and technical issues. This will be done both locally and nationally, within the contaminated land sector.
Officers from 14 authorities, the Environment Agency and Public Health England now meet up to four times a year to discuss matters relating to land contamination and its management and regulation through the planning and environmental protection regimes. To achieve its aims the group operates an annual work plan that identifies priorities and actions for attention in the coming year.