18 Apr 2019

Councillors ask MoD to stop land sale Locked

Brownfield Briefing: They want the sale of Middlewick Ranges for housing off the table with the hope it can be turned into a country park.

18 Apr 2019

Over 100 English councils fail ‘housing delivery test’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: 219 councils delivered at least 95% of homes they were assessed as needing but 87 authorities will be obliged to revisit their local plans and identify 20% more land.

18 Apr 2019

Birmingham Aquatics centre set to go ahead despite protests Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Objections include increased congestion, pollution, security issues and taking a local park.

18 Apr 2019

Inspector backs Bolton’s ‘no green belt’ policy Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Inspector said of 174-house plan that the total harms to the character and appearance of the site and locality would be very substantial, permanent and long-lasting and run contrary to aims to protect the urban fringe.

18 Apr 2019

Greater Manchester housing plan mired in politics Locked

Brownfield Briefing: It is starting to look like Brexit - but a sub-regional level.

18 Apr 2019

New housing in former quarry in Ebbw Vale Locked

Brownfield Briefing: One hundred home scheme the result of collaboration between Melin Homes, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and the Welsh Government.

18 Apr 2019

Force landowners to sell neglected brownfields, says Green Party Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Give communities first choice to buy local land and end right to buy for English council tenants.

18 Apr 2019

Hampshire village extension ‘in public interest’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Planning Inspectorate agrees to 42 home development on green belt stressing mitigation measures and sufficient affordable housing.

18 Apr 2019

Flood risk holds up Starbucks Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The local flood risk assessment has changed and SEPA is objecting to the application on a Rutherglen brownfield.

18 Apr 2019

Trees and green belt could influence Sheffield election Locked

Brownfield Briefing: CPRE set to run its own green belt consultation along with threat map.

18 Apr 2019

Wirral’s Labour group denies ‘green belt carve up’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Leaked document reveals political shenanigans over green belt allocations.

18 Apr 2019

Water management for ‘Jam’ housing estate in Woking Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Housing overspill set to become a sustainable community.

12 Apr 2019

Environment Analyst partners with Contamination Expo Locked

Brownfield Briefing: There are 120 CPD-accredited seminars and over 150 suppliers all under one roof. Over 6000 attendees are expected.

12 Apr 2019

New minister joins ‘merry go round’ as housing crisis deepens

Brownfield Briefing: For a country which is failing to deliver the supply of new homes that it desperately needs, and has multiple other housing-related problems, the turnover of ministers is surprising. Will Hatchett looks at the numbers.

12 Apr 2019

UK-registered firms face litigation for abuses by foreign subsidiaries Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A landmark case allowing alleged victims of mining pollution in Zambia to sue both the operator and its UK parent has succeeded.

Europe, UK
11 Apr 2019

Phase one of Olympic Park ‘new town’ set to begin Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Over 300 homes will be part of a 1500 home development - aiming for zero carbon and biodiversity enhancements.

11 Apr 2019

Inland brings homes to ‘Barcelona on Thames’ in Dagenham Locked

11 Apr 2019

Brexit funding for London housing associations Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Mayor provides funds to housing associations to switch homes from market sale or shared ownership to homes for rent at social or intermediate rent levels.

11 Apr 2019

Croydon Supplementary Planning Document passes amidst controversy Locked

Brownfield Briefing: SPD set to provide over 10,000 new homes whilst protecting character.

11 Apr 2019

North Ayrshire’s derelict land brought back to life Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The £2.14m allocation will help the Scottish Government's aim of halving the amount derelict land by 2025.

11 Apr 2019

Tussle over green belt in Redbridge centres on CPRE figures Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Green belt defenders say, based on CPRE figures, the majority of the Redbridge housing allocation could be on brownfield.

11 Apr 2019

Chromium clean-up of Shawfield goes on-site Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Two forms of calcium polysulphide will be used with more than 2m litres of solution injected.

11 Apr 2019

Most planners want a say in housing design Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Almost 90% of professionals surveyed by the RTPI want more of a say in housing design and more than half say they have a limited influence as it stands.

11 Apr 2019

More money for de-contaminating Widnes waterfront Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Council adds £1m for the clean-up of the Gorsley Lane site set to uncloc and important brownfield and waterfront area.

11 Apr 2019

Developers must safeguard birds, warns Minister Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Wildlife habitats must be protected during construction, says Communities Secretary James Brokenshire.

11 Apr 2019

Bath is UK’s worst for fly-tipping and littering, finds analysis Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Belfast and Derry fared particularly well in the Solar Centre’s analysis of 52 areas.

5 Apr 2019

Call for brownfield housing in North Somerset Locked

Brownfield Briefing: CPRE will be lobbying the West of England combined authority to include more brownfield development - 3000 homes, in its Joint Spatial Plan using figures in the brownfield registers.

5 Apr 2019

Stockport and Trafford oppose Greater Manchester strategy Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Councillors from several parties raise concerns over green belt encroachment.

4 Apr 2019

Private housing starts have ‘peaked’ due to Brexit, warns NHBC Locked

Brownfield Briefing: House building stalled at the end of last year, despite the Government’s aspiration to consistently achieve 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s.

4 Apr 2019

Call for Glasgow’s ‘chromium park’ to be re-named Locked