Guidance on protecting the public from radioactive contamination in land

Closed 21 Aug 2018

Opened 21 Jun 2018


We are consulting on how to improve the protection of the public from radioactive contamination in land. The consultation includes proposed changes to the current guidance for the Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations, to include broader best practice guidance alongside the existing statutory guidance to SEPA. We are responding to experience with the regulations and other measures to protect the public, recommendations from an expert committee, and the need to ensure transparent transposition of a Euratom Directive.

Why your views matter

We need input from experts and practitioners to ensure that the revised guidance is useful and clear. In particular, we are hoping for comments from Local Authorities covering both contaminated land and planning expertise.

Download the consultation paper.


  • Building and Planning