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Last edited 01 Jul 2018
Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990
Under the Act, a site must obtain consent if it contains hazardous substance/s above a ‘controlled quantity’. Consent must be sought from the Hazardous Substances Authority (HSA), typically the local planning authority. The HSA, in consultation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), must decide whether the hazardous substance is acceptable in such a quantity in that particular location. The Act stipulates that the HSA must consider the risks to people in the proximity of the site and the local environment.
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