FOI Request - Vacant Land
I'm researching for a PhD at the University of Strathclyde looking at vacant/derelict/unused land (incl. landfills) within Scotland, with a view to examining this for its potential use as an energy resource.
I am aware that SEPA provides data on landfill sites, and that the Scottish Government provides data on vacant and derelict land. The SEPA database concerning landfill sites however is largely incomplete and out of date, as sites are continually being identified.
I am therefore looking for any current data you have concerning landfill sites in your council area. The critical information I am after is:
1) Location, address, NG Reference
2) Total area (in ha) of the landfill sites
3) The present status of each landfill site i.e. whether it is active or closed/capped.
4) Type of waste landfilled (if known)
5) GIS data layer(s) showing site boundaries
I understand not all landfill data exists in GIS format for all Local Councils, as such if this is not available, anything I could use to identify the site boundaries would be beneficial. All data and communications are treated in the strictest of confidence.
|Site Name/Address||NGR||Total Area (ha)||Status||Waste Type|
|Dallachy Landfill, Spey Bay||NJ 363 643||12||Operational, capped bar active tip face. Gas extraction operating generating consistent 1MW||Municipal waste|
|Kirkhill Landfill, Elgin||NJ 231 632||5||Closed and capped under Waste Management Licensing (WML)Regs.||Municipal waste|
|Woodside Landfill, Elgin||NJ 231 632||4.5||Closed pre WML regs||Municipal waste|
|Denside Landfill, Portknockie||NJ 492 676||3.5||Closed pre WML regs||Municipal waste|
|Newtyle Landfill, Forres||NJ 053 551||4||Closed pre WML regs||Municipal waste|
|Sunbank Landfill, Lossiemouth||NJ 233 688||5.5||Closed pre WML regs||Municipal waste|
|Greenbrae Landfill, Hopeman||NJ 137 692||4||Closed pre WML regs. Flare operating for environmental gas control.||Municipal waste|
Landfills closed prior to WML regulation are monitored by the Council under contaminated land regime.
We do not have GIS data layers, or similar, showing site boundaries.