Southall Gasworks

Organisational roles and responsibilities

Any development, no matter what its size, requires regulation.  In this instance the regulation responsibilities are:

  • Ealing Council is the local planning authority with responsibility for overseeing all aspects of regeneration in the borough, which includes the construction or roads and buildings, and ensuring contaminated land is treated to bring safety back into use. It also has the responsibility to monitor air quality across the borough and to take reasonable steps to consider any complaint relating to nuisance.
  • The Environment Agency is a non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with responsibilities relating to the protection and enhancement of the environment in England. It has regulatory responsibility for all land remediation work at the site including soil treatment. It advises the council on the management of land affected by contamination, including the protection of water courses and groundwater.
  • Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care, that exists to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. It is providing public health and advice and does not have a role in supervising or regulating the development. 
  • Health and Safety Executive have a responsibility for enforcing health and safety legislation in work places, such as construction work.