Many areas in Brent have an industrial or commercial past which may have made the land unsuitable for some uses.
Developers and land owners (sometimes including previous land owners), are required to ensure that land is safe for intended use, especially if we have identified it as being potentially contaminated.
If you plan to buy a house on land with an industrial past use, there might be contamination present in the ground.
Our Contaminated Land strategy (.pdf, 1.17MB) outlines how Brent Council deals with contaminated land in the area. It details how we identify and prioritise sites for further investigation, and includes information on clean up (also known as remediation), liability and enforcement.