The National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Contamination Management has been developed by the Land Forum to provide visible identification of documents that have been checked for quality by a Suitably Qualified and experienced Person (SQP).
The aim is to provide increased confidence and improved quality of submissions made under regulatory regimes, particularly planning applications, related to previously used land.
The Land Forum has facilitated the development of a nationally recognised system for ensuring a satisfactory standard of work that, through endorsement by the Forum and through joint ownership by Land Forum members, can be considered to have support and acceptance across the community.
The initiative is supported in principle by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and a positive response has also been received from individual devolved administrations.
In order to facilitate the collection of information required to complete a Declaration of Document Adequacy, a sample form in pdf format has been put together. This form is not the final declaration which will only be available on completion of the online form.