Final contaminated land grant opens

DEFRA is offering a final £400,000 contingency grant to help councils remediate part 2A sites before its main fund is withdrawn next year

2016/17 will be the final year of the grant. Photograph: Anirut Rassameesritrakool/123RFCouncils and the Environment Agency (EA) can bid for a share of a £400,000 grant to help them remediate contaminated land before DEFRA withdraws the funding next year.

The part 2A grant, which was announced on 12 May, has been dramatically reduced over the years, from a high of £17.5m in 2010/11 to £500,000 last year.

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