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.

15 Nov 2018

Are Scottish Land Register reform proposals full of holes? Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Draft regulations to increase transparency in land ownership could be vulnerable to legal chicanery.

15 Nov 2018

Machinery weight is key soil compaction driver, finds report Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The intensification of land use and climate change are also increasing soil erosion and compaction in Scotland, says a ClimateXChange report.

15 Nov 2018

Swansea copper works scheme receives £3.5m

Brownfield Briefing: The former Hafod Morfa copperworks will be turned into a whisky distillery.

15 Nov 2018

USEPA backs SME remediation innovation

Brownfield Briefing: The Government body has awarded $1.7m towards the development of key public health challenges such as those that tackle PFAS.

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15 Nov 2018

Newt relocation granted to aid power station redevelopment Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Shropshire Council has given permission to build 20 ponds for great crested newts on arable land by the former Ironbridge Power Station in Telford.

15 Nov 2018

Planning policy stymies housing delivery, claims economist Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The system of individual permissions and Government policies bear their share of responsibility for slow buildout rates, says Professor Christine Whitehead.

15 Nov 2018

Labour calls for housing advisor to step down Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Government’s appointment of Roger Scruton as chair of a home design quality commission has been questioned due to prejudicial comments he allegedly made in the past.

9 Nov 2018

China: what effect will the recent soil pollution law have? Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Chinese Government recently put measures in place to tackle widespread soil pollution in the country, but just how far will they go? Joe Zhang and Oshani Perera, of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, discuss the lie of the land. Eoin Redahan reports.

8 Nov 2018

Delta-Simons supports Lincoln brownfield development

Brownfield Briefing: UK consultancy provides a range of risk assessment and site investigation services to support Leafbridge development.

8 Nov 2018

Mace to advise on Tewkesbury regeneration

Brownfield Briefing: The consultancy will look at the best ways to regenerate the town centre to maximise the social, economic, and sustainable growth of the area.

8 Nov 2018

Commercial conversions could hurt local authorities, warns TPCA Locked

Brownfield Briefing: It believes the conversion from commercial to residential space could deprive councils of much-needed funding and worsen living conditions for vulnerable people.

8 Nov 2018

Hackney regeneration wins RICS Project of the Year Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Woodberry Down scheme beat 90 other applicants to the main award and also scooped the best regeneration scheme prize.

8 Nov 2018

CPRE attacks Bedford Borough Council’s Local Plan Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The charity has questioned the legal compliance, brownfield allocation, and proposed transport infrastructure measures in the Council’s Local Plan 2030.

8 Nov 2018

Horsham 300 home mixed use redevelopment under consultation Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The former Novartis pharmaceuticals site could be redeveloped into a 300-home scheme with 25,000m² of office space.

8 Nov 2018

Soilfix completes Gloucester Quays remediation Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The remediation firm has completed extensive soil remediation works on eight land parcels two weeks ahead of schedule.

8 Nov 2018

Uniform homes to blame for slow build-out Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Government-commissioned Letwin report has refused to blame land-banking for the slow pace of housing delivery in the UK.

8 Nov 2018

Ecologia to carry out Hampshire site investigation Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The contaminated land specialists will conduct a geo-environmental SI to help deliver a major commercial redevelopment project in Hampshire.

8 Nov 2018

Welsh Government to part-fund remediation of 16 gardens Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Government and Isle of Anglesey County Council will fund remediation works on the Craig Y Don estate, which once housed a copper smelting works.

2 Nov 2018

Homes England backs SMEs in strategic plan Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The five-year plan seeks to diversify the housing market and encourage modern methods of construction.

1 Nov 2018

Plans for major Hammersmith project approved

Brownfield Briefing: The proposed 66 Hammersmith Road site in West London will include 20,000m² of office space.

1 Nov 2018

Autumn Budget draws praise and criticism Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Philip Hammond’s Autumn Budget could help our ailing high streets but does it go far enough to help the UK’s local authorities? Here’s what some of the heavy hitters had to say...

1 Nov 2018

Government to conduct Grenfell soil testing Locked

Brownfield Briefing: It has committed to additional environmental checks following the contamination concerns raised by experts.

1 Nov 2018

McAuliffe remediates former World War II ordnance factory

Brownfield Briefing: Once complete, housebuilder Stewart Milne will build 265 homes on the old Roften Works site in Hooton, near Ellesmere Port.

1 Nov 2018

London Mayor plans £1bn council home spend Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Up to 11,000 homes could be built in 26 London boroughs at social rent levels over the next four years.

1 Nov 2018

Environmental radioactivity within dose limits, finds report Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Artificial radionuclides only account for a small proportion of total radiation dosages in the UK, says Defra.

30 Oct 2018

Budget provides £500m towards housing and backs SME housebuilders Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Chancellor of the Exchequer has also announced £675m in funding to redevelop the UK’s ailing High streets and support the conversion of commercial space into housing.

26 Oct 2018

New housing estates failing on multiple fronts Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The lack of public transport connectivity, community-focused estate design, and attention paid to people’s health and wellbeing have been highlighted by the Transport for New Homes Project.

26 Oct 2018

BPF’s chief points to UK’s strong fundamentals Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Everything is changing but the UK has strong fundamentals was a key message from BPF’s chief executive, Melanie Leech’s in her speech at Mipim UK.