The National Contaminated Land Officers Group (NCLOG) has been established to give Contaminated Land Officers (CLOs) a confident role in helping to shape the future of land contamination in the United Kingdom.
The purpose of NCLOG is to enable the CLO voice to be heard nationally at government and industry level and be seen as the ‘go to’ organisation when people want to reach Local Authority CLOs on national contaminated land matters. NCLOG will provide a focus for working towards consistency in how CLOs deal with land contamination issues and will also to provide peer support to individual CLOs, who may be the sole individual dealing with land quality in their Council. NCLOG will aim to provide a focus for consultations, establish links with government departments along with other relevant bodies, with a view to co-operating on improving standards and developing best practice.
NCLOG is a voluntary organisation separate from, but working closely with the existing regional Contaminated Land Officer groups and those working within the devolved administrations.
Membership of NCLOG comprises Contaminated Land Officers working within Local Authorities and is on an individual basis rather than employer focussed. NCLOG is free to join, with no subscription fees proposed at the moment.
NCLOG has an Interim Steering Committee which comprises:
- Co- Chairs – Anita Metelko and Ann Barker
- Secretary - Sally Shaw
- Treasurer – Rebekah Norbury
- Data protection coordinator - Robert Tyler
- Membership secretary – Sally Shaw
- Technical groups coordinator - Chris Culley
- Regional representatives coordinator - Lucie Watson
If you deal with land contamination within a local authority, would like to become a member of NCLOG or to find out how things are developing with NCLOG and receive training, please contact us via nationalCLOG@gmail.com