A Sustainability Delivery Group Expert Talk looked at how two departments in Arcadis combined forces to create contaminated land screening software. Sarah Winne and Katy Baker explain how difficult choices were made for the risk assessment model.
Taylor Wimpey and Homes England win recovered appeal, Ancoats regeneration moves to next phase, logistics deals for both GMI Construction and Harworth, as Network Rail and Grainger join forces for Built-to-Rent homes
The guidance provides a series of tips on the key data sources that should be considered and the questions that should be answered by risk assessment practitioners to ensure that the soil contaminant distribution is correctly interpreted
A study from Cardiff University found the post-remediation aspects of nature based solutions, including impacts on environmental services and the end-of-life management of biomass, were often neglected in assessments
The letter to Michael Gove says addressing critical questions around the impact of gender bias within the urban design, property, and planning sectors remains a critical blind spot in the NPPF that can no longer be ignored
The Brickflow report says there is no single silver bullet to address the housing crisis - planning, land supply, government investment, funding, material and labour supply, developer incentives and affordability, are interwoven and interdependent
Campaigners say that due to erosion and climate change there had been significant change over the decade and the site presented a threat. The council and Environment Agency previous tests between 2010 and 2015 indicated no significant threat
To achieve the goals investment, from around £55bn/yr in the last decade ratcheting to £60-70bn/yr in the 2040s is needed along with modular updates to and five year reviews of National Policy Statements
The UK will struggle to meet metal demand for electric vehicle batteries, as many valuable metals such as aluminium, lithium and cobalt are currently locked up in landfill sites. Dr Stuart Wagland, reader in energy and environmental chemistry at Cranfield University, outlines how metals can be extracted, providing finance and increasing the viability of developing the sites.