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Oil tanks

Domestic heating oil tanks

One common cause of contamination at domestic properties is caused by leaks from heating oil tanks or connecting pipework. For more information and advice please see our guide to Contamination from Domestic Heating Oil Tanks.

Oil Storage tanks on commercial, trade or industrial premises

If you store more than 200 litres of oil above ground (in one or more containers) at an industrial, commercial or institutional site then you will need to comply with the Oil Storage Regulations. These cover factories, shops, offices, hotels, schools, public sector buildings and hospitals. For further information please see the Environment Agency website.

The Part 2A Public Register

We are required to make a public record of the regulatory actions that we take in respect of land that has been identified as contaminated. It is not a register of contaminated land, but a record of actions taken voluntarily or by enforcement by the Council once contaminated land has been formally identified. The information will be placed on a public register, should an entry be made then the register will be published in the Council's Part 2A Public Register.

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