20 Sep 2018

Housing Secretary freezes East Herts Plan Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The decision follows several requests to intervene from the CPRE and Conservative MP Stephen McPartland.

20 Sep 2018

Is Manchester’s regeneration approach misguided? Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A misguided, developer-led approach will exacerbate housing and transport infrastructure issues, according to an Alliance Manchester Business School report.

20 Sep 2018

Ireland makes €1.25bn housing pledge Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Government has launched the Land Development Agency to build 150,000 new homes over the next 20 years and redevelop underused sites.

20 Sep 2018

Ramboll to consult on £3bn Wembley regeneration project Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The consultancy will provide engineering design services for Quintain’s Wembley Park scheme.

20 Sep 2018

WYG makes geo-environmental appointments Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Professional services team WYG will expand its ground investigations and geo-environmental consultancy services.

20 Sep 2018

Government’s Land Assembly and Small Sites Funds launched Locked

Brownfield Briefing: It believes barriers to building such as land contamination, infrastructure requirements, and complex land ownership, could be surmounted using this investment.

20 Sep 2018

Bellway Homes allays fears and denies dust contamination Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A local group claims that contaminated dust from historical coal workings in Mirfield endangers nearby residents, but Bellway says tests proved negative.

14 Sep 2018

Capture land value uplift for housing and infrastructure, says Commons committee Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Housing committee plans to capture more uplift gain backing, but developers sound warning.

13 Sep 2018

Government launches £1bn SME housing fund Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The housing delivery fund, run in partnership with Barclays Bank, will provide loan finance to support small and medium sized developers and brownfield schemes across England.

13 Sep 2018

Scottish planning Bill receives sharp criticism Locked

Brownfield Briefing: More than 80% of professionals do not believe the Bill would improve housing and infrastructure delivery, according to a Barton Willmore survey.

13 Sep 2018

3,000 homes planned for Olympic site Locked

Brownfield Briefing: London Mayor Sadiq Khan says there will be 50% affordable housing on three sites in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

13 Sep 2018

Walsall man ordered to pay £71,000 for illegal waste site

Brownfield Briefing: He must pay £17,000 in costs, a £54,000 confiscation order, and complete 250 hours of unpaid work, according to the Environment Agency.

13 Sep 2018

Major Sheffield scheme enters consultation Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The masterplan for the 140,000m² Heart of the City II scheme will run until 28 September.

13 Sep 2018

Government faces court action over planning rules Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Government has failed to conduct a strategic environmental assessment of the new planning rules, claims Friends of the Earth.

13 Sep 2018

Access route agreed for major York site

Brownfield Briefing: Senior Councillors have agreed the route for the access road into the 72ha York Central brownfield site.

13 Sep 2018

RPS plays part in five redevelopment awards Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The consultancy has had a hand in schemes that won in the Housing Design Awards and New London Architecture Awards.

13 Sep 2018

Site clearance approved for Anglesey nuclear plant Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The County Council has given Horizon Nuclear the green light to conduct clearance work for the 2.7GW Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant.

12 Sep 2018

Nearly 40% of councils have no dedicated CLO, EIC finds Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Almost 40% of the councils surveyed don’t have dedicated contaminated land officers and 23% have no in-house specialism, according to EIC research.

7 Sep 2018

Belfast unveils Giant plans Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Belfast City Council has agreed the redevelopment of part of a former landfill site into a mixed use scheme.

7 Sep 2018

London Mayor intervenes in 441-home scheme Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Mayor has pushed through the Brentford housing scheme after the local Council rejected it.

7 Sep 2018

Government seeks further geospatial innovation

Brownfield Briefing: The Geospatial Commission believes the sector could be worth up to £11bn per year.

7 Sep 2018

Labour criticises unitary councils plan Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Party believes the establishment of two unitary councils to replace Northamptonshire County Council’s eight local authorities will have a detrimental impact on local services.

7 Sep 2018

Experts to deliver Sheffield station masterplan

Brownfield Briefing: Atkins will lead the consortium that aims to transform the station before the arrival of HS2.

7 Sep 2018

Permit may not be required for small remediation schemes, says EA Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Land contamination pilot trials and small scale remediation schemes involving the treatment of waste for recovery won’t require environmental permits if certain conditions are followed.

7 Sep 2018

Westferry Developments submits 1,500-home Tower Hamlets application

Brownfield Briefing: The former Westferry Printworks site in East London could be redeveloped into a mixed use scheme with housing, shops, restaurants, and green spaces.

7 Sep 2018

EKOGRID decontaminates 2,000m² Finnish plot Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The firm has used its in-situ technology to remove oil hydrocarbons and PAHs from a site near Helsinki.

7 Sep 2018

FoI request eeks out Highways England's Japanese knotweed areas Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The state body has admitted that Japanese knotweed is growing on some of its sites.

7 Sep 2018

House growth hits record low Locked

Brownfield Briefing: UK house prices have seen their biggest monthly fall since 2012, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index.

6 Sep 2018

Westferry submits 1,500-home Tower Hamlets plan Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The former Westferry Printworks site in East London could be redeveloped into a mixed use scheme with housing, shops, restaurants, and work spaces.

23 Aug 2018

York Council approves 165-home scheme Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The development is part of wider plans to develop 550 new homes on Council-owned sites during the next five years.