7 Dec 2018

Revised St Helens Local Plan increases brownfield’s share Locked

Brownfield Briefing: New approach to calculating housing need, and the Brownfield Register major factors in decision.

7 Dec 2018

Argyll Environmental reviews environmental impacts of Grand Designs project

Brownfield Briefing: Argyll Environmental has explored the environmental implications of a housing project in South Yorkshire.

7 Dec 2018

Shallow depth asbestos found at former school site Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Concerns over risk disclosure and failure to seal off the Midlothian site.

7 Dec 2018

Exeter to fund £300m passivhaus leisure complex and regeneration scheme

Brownfield Briefing: Funds increase enables the project to go ahead.

7 Dec 2018

Abermule recycling station plans paused amid protests Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Removal of conservation and land contamination planning conditions for the site on the cards.

6 Dec 2018

High Court rules liability is not applicable to non-assigned site reports

Brownfield Briefing: High Court judgement has ruled that a contaminated land site report could not be the subject of a claim in tort as the claimant had not requested its assignment with warranties.

6 Dec 2018

Sellafield legacy dominates NDA Locked

Brownfield Briefing: It will account for two-thirds of spending in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s £3bn budget next year.

6 Dec 2018

Biodiversity net gain may become mandatory Locked

Brownfield Briefing: It could now be applied in a standardised, mandatory form with a minimum 10% improvement suggested.

Europe, UK
6 Dec 2018

Green light for Walsall regeneration

Brownfield Briefing: Eight hundred energy-efficient homes on way in Walsall’s largest ever regeneration project.

6 Dec 2018

Compensation urged for property owners affected by PFAS and PFOS Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Australian government committee report also recommends a review into government advice on the health effects of exposure and more investment in remediation.

Asia, Australia
6 Dec 2018

Hotspot threat not enough to derail town centre project Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Contamination discovered on the site of Dartford town centre’s Lowfield Street development.

3 Dec 2018

Coal Authority and NRW to remediate four Welsh metal mine areas Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The studies will involve assessments of the legacy and features of the mine sites together with an inspection of selected mine drainage adits and shafts.

30 Nov 2018

York prepares to unlock 72 hectare brownfield opportunity Locked

Brownfield Briefing: But £155m infrastructure funding hurdle for abnormal costs has to be overcome.

30 Nov 2018

Stroud re-consults on Local Plan to increase housing Locked

Brownfield Briefing: NPPF requires target to be raised but land constrained by an AONB and a Ramsar site.

30 Nov 2018

Brownfield homes to trump higher education needs Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A row is brewing over controversial plans for 108 homes on the current site of a college campus at Northwich.

29 Nov 2018

Housing boost for Angus with 600 new affordable homes

Brownfield Briefing: Half the homes will be delivered directly by Angus council.

29 Nov 2018

Land with planning permission released at Ebbw Vale Works site

Brownfield Briefing: First houses set for 11 year regeneration project.

29 Nov 2018

Southwark approves 1,152 home industrial site scheme, despite objections Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Objections include over the maximum limit of rooms per hectare and under the affordable housing percentage for designated industrial sites.

29 Nov 2018

Environmental health cuts putting public in danger, says Unison Scotland report Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A fifth of survey respondents said their teams don’t have the resources to deliver an adequate service.

29 Nov 2018

Delay in remediation plans set to add to Council costs Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Delay in remediation strategy sign-off has knock-on effects for West Dumbartonshire Council.

22 Nov 2018

PiP criticised in planning review Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Raynsford Review believes that Permission in Principle could be ripe for legal challenges.

22 Nov 2018

Large Farnborough redevelopment approved

Brownfield Briefing: The proposed central Farnborough redevelopment includes plans for 205 homes.

22 Nov 2018

North West: only enough brownfield for a third of homes needed Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Brownfield sites may not be sufficient to meet housing demand in the North West of England, according to a Strategic Land Group paper.

22 Nov 2018

Print firm fined for turning river purple

Brownfield Briefing: A Somerset packaging and print company has been fined £13,000 after polluting the River Yeo with waste ink.

22 Nov 2018

Arcadis’ five Brexit tips Locked

Brownfield Briefing: With a Brexit-inspired construction slowdown imminent, the company has provided contingency planning advice.

22 Nov 2018

SuDS to become mandatory for Welsh developments Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Sustainable drainage systems must be incorporated into new property developments following the introduction of Government regulations.

22 Nov 2018

Sweeping planning changes required, urges review

Brownfield Briefing: The Raynsford Review has called on the Government to make wide-sweeping changes to improve the planning system including making local authorities master developers.

22 Nov 2018

Government targets waste crime operators and mislabelling Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Those mislabelling waste to dodge tax rules are among those who should be fined, urges independent review.

16 Nov 2018

VertaseFLI gets bespoke waste recovery permit for landfill remediation Locked

Brownfield Briefing: VertaseFLI has at long last received its Waste Recovery Permit for reclamation of the former industrial and commercial landfill at Emerson’s Green, Bristol, writes director, Mike Longman.

15 Nov 2018

Housing growth slows Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Housing growth has slowed from 25% in 2014-15 to just 2% last year but Communities Secretary James Brokenshire says the Government is on track to build 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s.