24 May 2019

TerraConsult remediates Grangemouth facility Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The consultancy has carried out a site investigation, risk assessment, and remediation of DNAPL on land that will house a waste-to-energy facility.

23 May 2019

Peel Ports looks to £140m redevelopment of Hunterston site Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Train manufacture, marine construction and decommissioning and modular housing production are among the contenders for industrial and employment use.

23 May 2019

Amber Valley’s local housing plan comes under fire Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Labour group fought the election on the basis of opposing “unacceptable” green belt development. Conservative councillors have argued that the lack of a Local Plan would lead to a developers’ “free for all”.

23 May 2019

Bolton leader vows to oppose Greater Manchester’s masterplan Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Under the current strategy, 12%  of Bury’s green belt land would be allocated to housing and industrial development.

23 May 2019

Dounreay recycle ‘major step forward’ for decommissioning Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Four items weighing 66t have been transported to a specilist waste recycling facility. Normal practice is to cut them up and dispose in low level waste vaults.

23 May 2019

Bentley Systems acquires Keynetix Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Keynetix’s cloud-based geotechnical knowledge management system, which can be used to capture the underground environment, will support Bentley’s geotechnical analysis applications, PLAXIS and SoilVision.

23 May 2019

Old ironworks buried beneath Middlesbrough brownfield Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The site was occupied by the Newport Iron Works, opened in 1864 and subject to ongoing archaeological investigation.

23 May 2019

Cognition crucial to demolition of Plymouth clay works Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The flagship Homes England project will involve building up to 550 homes and 11.5ha of new and improved woodland to improve the ecology of the site.

23 May 2019

Revamp needed for Scottish construction Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Forty recommendations include heavy emphasis on Modern Methods of Manufacture and training initiatives.

23 May 2019

‘Use land profit for public good’ says Scottish commission Locked

Brownfield Briefing: SLC calls for collaborative approach where public and private sectors to share risks and rewards.

23 May 2019

Grey to Green scheme brings ‘active travel’ to Sheffield Locked

Brownfield Briefing: There will be segregated cycle lanes, public art and meadows and trees will provide sustainable drainage.

23 May 2019

‘Foam soil’ answer to soil erosion problems? Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Growing food in discarded mattresses estimated to be ten times faster than conventional soil.

23 May 2019

Hunt is on for new grout for coalfield sites Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Pulverised Fuel Ash is becoming hard obtain and expensive because of the phasing out of coal-burning power stations.

17 May 2019

Garden City on the Thames makes first land purchases Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Ebsfleet Development Corporation buys brownfield sites to improve connectivity.

17 May 2019

New ‘garden’ schemes for Walsall and East Cambs Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The schemes will provide 1300 homes and access to green space.

16 May 2019

Dispute over ‘green’ brownfield site in Bridgend Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Developer with outline planning for 450 homes attracts opposition from 600 local residents, who fear traffic congestion and loss of habitat along with Welsh Water with concerns over drainage and supply.

16 May 2019

Development partner sought for Chichester gateway Locked

Brownfield Briefing: £200m regeneration project includes 365 homes and 232,000 sq ft of retail, office, hotel and leisure  opportunities.

16 May 2019

New comprehensive guide to dealing with ground gas Locked

Brownfield Briefing: It will look at protection measures which are suitable for sites, supervising installation and verification along with examples of good and bad practice

16 May 2019

Planning departments turning to drones to offset resource constraints Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Wealden and North West Leicestershire District are just two examples of council's already using drones to assess planning applications and to detect planning enforcement breaches.

16 May 2019

Hants power station site to become ‘new town’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Plans for 1,500 homes and 103,000 sq m of commercial and employment space, as well as a canal and a dock at the site.

16 May 2019

New grants available for affordable housing on suitable sites Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Volunteer groups will be able to apply for grants of £10,000 to £50,000 to help identify suitable sites for discounted homes and obtain planning permission and technical support.

16 May 2019

Hexham quarry plan turned down on groundwater and flooding threats Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Lack of information provided was also a factor in the refusal.

16 May 2019

Brownfield Sheffield steelworks site is challenging Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The 20ha site is a historic infilled valley with highly variable ground conditions.

16 May 2019

Reform announced for ‘fragmented’ Welsh planning system Locked

Brownfield Briefing: With increasing divergence from England, a dedicated Planning Inspectorate for Wales is moving closer.

16 May 2019

Apocalypse in Warrington and golf club wars in Wirral Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Plans for housing on green belt land became a surprising factor in the local elections.

16 May 2019

Japanese firm enters UK off-site housing market Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Japan’s largest housebuilder has bought a 35% equity stake in Urban Splash’s modular housing business.

16 May 2019

Five steps to a digitised planning system Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Future Cities Catapult has outlined ways to improve the system using digital technology.

10 May 2019

Harworth Group creates country park from colliery Locked

Brownfield Briefing: It sells 11ha of land to Avant Homes and there are plans to build 400 homes.

10 May 2019

New business hub lands in Manchester made of containers Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Nearly 750sq m of space for small businesses has been created using containers on a brownfield site in Manchester.

10 May 2019

CPRE calls for ‘brownfield first’ policy in Lancs Locked

Brownfield Briefing: CPRE says until we have a brownfield first approach, a large number of sites that could be transformed into desperately needed new homes will continue to be overlooked.