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Event reports

  • Climate change impacts on Brownfield

    The effects of climate change have wide ranging implications for developers, consultants, and contractors alike. This panel discussion with Brownfield & Regeneration Network premium partner Soilfix, saw panellists from different sectors of the industry discuss issues ranging from risk assessment and managing water, to lower carbon techniques and future proofing.

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  • Solid progress on soil improvement

    Stabilisation and Solidification (s/s) is now widely applied across the UK and is no longer considered to be an emerging remediation or soil improvement technique. In this event, Jamie Mitchell, pre-construction manager at Soilfix (a Brownfield & Regeneration Network Premium Partner), provided an A-Z of current practice.

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  • Gas protection: raising the standards

    The Brownfield and Regeneration Network online event on ground gas, held with Premium Partner NHBC, examined the shortcomings of current practice in ground gas monitoring, risk assessment, verification, and protection, looked at remedies and delved into new guidance documents. Ian Grant reports.

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News analysis

  • Housing market intervention necessary, says CMA

    The Competition and Markets Authority finds land banking is primarily a symptom of wider problems in the market, mainly driven by the time and uncertainty associated with obtaining planning permission and it puts forward recommendations for reform

  • Guidance on BNG emphasises 10% limit

    A key change from the November draft is in paragraph 006: “Plan-makers should not seek a higher percentage than the statutory objective of 10% biodiversity net gain, either on an area-wide basis or for specific allocations for development unless justified."

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    Brownfield Land Scotland Conference - Roundtable Discussion Outcomes

    Roundtables discussions at the Brownfield and Regeneration Network Conference, Brownfield Land Scotland, covered collaborative working, managing data, sustainability goals, site characterisation, risk communication, improving biodiversity and using derelict land.

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    Brownfield Scotland: Collaborative working and data advances overcoming challenges

    Two themes stood out at the Brownfield and Regeneration Network Conference, Brownfield Land Scotland: collaborative working to compensate for less funding for investigation and remediation, and the improvement in data quality and management.