Land contamination risk management (LCRM)

How to assess and manage the risks from land contamination.



The Environment Agency expects you to follow this guidance if you are managing the risks from land contamination.

If you use this guidance outside of England, check with the relevant regulator about its suitability. For Northern Ireland, you must also refer to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Practice guide - redeveloping land affected by contamination.

Local authorities and other regulators may also provide additional guidance.

This guidance replaces version 1 (published 6 June 2019) and version 2 (published 6 May 2020) of ‘Land contamination: risk management’.

We updated it following feedback. It replaces ‘Model procedures for land contamination (CLR11)’ which has been withdrawn.

Published 8 October 2020