The London Borough of Bexley provides advice and investigates complaints about contaminated land.

There is a difference between 'contaminated land' and 'waste on land'.

Contaminated land is defined as land where substances are causing or could cause:

  • significant harm to people, property or protected species
  • significant pollution of surface waters (for example lakes and rivers) or groundwater
  • harm to people as a result of radioactivity

If you have an enquiry regarding contaminated land in Bexley complete the contaminated land form or email the Environmental Protection team at

Further information about contaminated land can be found in the document Developers guide - Planning applications and land contamination (PDF, 423KB).