Wider impacts / sustainability UK
“Wider Effects” as a term is not defined in the UK, although 
the need to achieve sustainable development in contaminated
land management is accepted in policy and regulation.
The 'Model Procedures for the Management of Land Contamination', 
published by the Environment Agency of England and Wales
set out good practice, and can be used across the UK. The wider
benefits of remediation projects, and the sustainability
of any solutions employed, should be explicitly considered
in decision making for contaminated land management. A
number of regulatory and planning controls relate to emissions,
and wastes generated by remediation, and the planning system
can also consider wider impacts such as noise and visual
intrusiveness. Cost benefit analysis is seen as an important
aid to decision-making and comprehensive stake-holder
engagement is encouraged.
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