21 Mar 2019

First local plan scheme approved in Kirklees Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Local residents objected to the first development to be approved following Kirklees’ formal adoption of its local plan.

21 Mar 2019

Go-ahead for Croydon tower block following climb-down Locked

Brownfield Briefing: MCHLG secretary James Brokenshire has admitted that he had no legal basis on which to block the application and that his ruling was invalid.

21 Mar 2019

Homes England launches Land Hub for developers Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The website includes land that it is expected to come onto the market within the next 18 months and land that is being actively marketed.

21 Mar 2019

Luton Town FC spearheads major developments Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Newlands scheme and the new football stadium will bring more than 10,000 jobs to the town and provide a £250m boost the the local economy.

21 Mar 2019

New developers’ grants in Northern Ireland Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Scheme aims to bridge the gap between the cost of the development and the sales achieved upon completion up to a maximum of 30%.

21 Mar 2019

Green light for new look Sale town centre Locked

21 Mar 2019

Brexit could be good for UK soil quality, says report Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Brexit offers a unique opportunity to direct agricultural policy in ways that start to tackle the huge greenhouse gas emissions from farming, says Soil Association.

21 Mar 2019

Walsall changes its tune after contaminated land error Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Council says it will contest civil claims and requests for rebates will be judges against well-established criteria.

21 Mar 2019

Spring Statement reaction Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Philip Hammond’s biodiversity net gain and decarbonisation measures were well received but some criticised the Chancellor of the Exchequer for inaction in key areas. Here is how industry responded.

21 Mar 2019

PFAS Action Plan divides industry groups in US, says consultancy Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a Bill to classify all PFAS as hazardous substances but some believe action could be stymied by bureaucracy, says SLR Consulting.

19 Mar 2019

DIT launches £2.2bn property investment portfolio at Mipim Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Eleven projects including commercial, residential, leisure, distribution and garden villages spread across England and Wales.

18 Mar 2019

Texas groundwater – the gamekeeper turned poacher? Locked

Brownfield Briefing: What happens when your environmental policy is moth-eaten, porous, riddled with holes? Texas happens. Eoin Redahan reports on the alarming state of coal waste regulations in the Lone Star state.

18 Mar 2019

“Permanently” sealed Sellafield unit to be emptied Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A grabbing machine that will empty one of Europe’s most hazardous nuclear buildings is now in place.

18 Mar 2019

Spring Statement targets infrastructure, planning reform and housing Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced further details on a wide range of infrastructure programmes and housing delivery measures.

18 Mar 2019

Airfield housing plan in Essex is deferred Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The future of a World War Two bomber station that had been destined for housing development under the Ministry of Defence’s land disposal programme has been thrown into doubt.

18 Mar 2019

Councils seek help to clean polluted beach

Brownfield Briefing: Historic pollution from an exposed landfill site is being released into the environment by coastal erosion at Lynemouth beach in Northumberland.

18 Mar 2019

Build on London green belt, says think tank Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A plan for “new Millennial towns” at the edge of London from centre-right think tank, the Policy Exchange, has been strongly opposed by environmental groups.

18 Mar 2019

Stick to the plan, Government tells Wirral Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Government has insisted that Wirral Council sticks to the MCHLG’s estimate of future housing need in the borough.

18 Mar 2019

Doncaster oil slick spans 3km Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The pollution incident occurred near the Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, says the EA.

18 Mar 2019

SLR acquires groundwater specialists Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The environmental solutions firm has acquired Australia-based HydroSimulations.

18 Mar 2019

New life for "iron town" Bilston

Brownfield Briefing: Work has begun on Bilston Urban Village in Wolverhampton.

18 Mar 2019

Profit growth for Inland Homes

Brownfield Briefing: The South-east housebuilder says it is on course to achieve increased full-year, pre-tax profits, of £20.5m and to boost earnings per share in the 12 months up to June.

18 Mar 2019

"Canary" protesters oppose Warrington expansion Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Warrington’s Executive Board has approved the latest version of the Council’s draft plan, which will now go to full Council, followed by period of public consultation.

8 Mar 2019

New life for former York gas works

Brownfield Briefing: Seven hundred homes for derelict gasworks site.

8 Mar 2019

S106 money handed back set to be used Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Strange case of a S106 missed deadline end with funds for primary school and protection for newts.

8 Mar 2019

‘Brexit blues’ hits construction in all sectors Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The UK construction sector moved into decline during February as Brexit anxiety intensified.

8 Mar 2019

Accelerated housing scheme ‘game changer’ for Merseyside Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Site of the 1984 Garden Festival site will be utilised under a new partnership scheme.

8 Mar 2019

Row hots up over Rutherglen chromium pollution Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Different parties have their say.

8 Mar 2019

Call for major planning boost for ports sector Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The UK’s largest ports have laid out a ten-point plan designed to boost and expand ports and coastal communities.

8 Mar 2019

Mixed reception for ambitious Warrington plans Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Homes on green belt reduced from previous proposals.