How the Agency tackled a council over a "brownfield" clean-up - and lost

Bitter disagreements between official bodies over acceptable clean-up standards at a brownfield site have been exposed in a report by London environmental groups. 1 The report, into a flagship housing project in Enfield, highlights weaknesses in local government and the planning system - while offering a foretaste of the Environment Agency's potential role under the new contaminated land regime should it receive the necessary resources.

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