Disproportionate burden assessment for Contaminated Land Strategy


It is a statutory requirement by DEFRA to publicly display a Contaminated Land Strategy.

Benefits of creating an accessible version

The benefits of creating an HTML version of this PDF would be:
  • A fully accessible version for all users to access
  • An easily searchable and indexable version

Burden placed on the organisation

We’ve estimated that it would take a disproportionate amount of a content designer’s time to create an HTML version of this PDF. The document it is a statutory requirement and is subject to periodic checks by DEFRA.

Contributing factors

Other factors relevant to this decision are:
  • The strategy, is a unique piece of work that has to be displayed as one document.
  • This document is a statutory requirement and is subject to periodic checks by DEFRA
  • We have never received a request for an accessible version of the document and will continue to assist with accessible versions on request.


After taking into consideration the importance of having up-to-date information on the website and the complexity of this document which would make converting it into HTML a long and difficult process, we have decided to publish this document as a PDF. This represents a disproportionate burden on the organisation.

View Contaminated Land Strategy

If you need any of the information from the PDF provided in another format, contact Belinda.Silkstone@colchester.gov.uk​​​​​​​

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