21 Aug 2018

Newcastle firm fined £12,000 for burning hazardous waste  Locked

Brownfield Briefing: North East Plant Sales Ltd has pled guilty to the open burning of waste and mixing hazardous and non-hazardous materials. 

21 Aug 2018

Former coal mine revived as golf course Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The open cast coal mine has been revamped into a nine-hole course in Swadlincote, south Derbyshire.

21 Aug 2018

Equestrian centres could pose contamination problem Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Some surfaces used in training enclosures could contain toxic substances, says the EA.

21 Aug 2018

Divers and hydraulic grabbers clean up nuclear legacy Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Innovative activity at Sizewell A storage ponds and a Sellafield building respectively.

21 Aug 2018

Algorithm approach used to trace contaminant plumes Locked

Brownfield Briefing: An early warning system designed by US researchers tracks groundwater contamination over the long term.

21 Aug 2018

Government launches biosensing competition Locked

Brownfield Briefing: It seeks proof-of-concept technologies for the rapid detection of hazardous biological agents in the field.

21 Aug 2018

Calls for land efficiency in garden town expansion plans Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Government’s plan to build more garden towns must be done in a thoughtful, land-efficient way, say groups.

21 Aug 2018

Ramboll teams up with US groundwater researchers Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The consultancy has signed an agreement with Stanford University to develop technology solutions and apply them to California’s groundwater programme. 

21 Aug 2018

Sheffield regeneration project gets green light Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Mace Housing Development’s mixed-use city centre scheme has been approved by Sheffield City Council.

9 Aug 2018

Gas storage regeneration slated for housing Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The former National Grid liquefied natural gas storage site in Partington, Greater Manchester, will be turned into housing.

9 Aug 2018

Lovell aims to deliver £45m Hatfield scheme

Brownfield Briefing: The regeneration firm has been tasked with creating a mixed use development that will help revitalise the High View neighbourhood centre in the Hertfordshire town.

9 Aug 2018

460,000 homes planned for green belt, says CPRE Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Despite Government commitments to protect the UK’s greenfields, the green belt remains under severe pressure, according to the charity.

9 Aug 2018

Home building generates £38bn, finds report Locked

Brownfield Briefing: About £12bn was also invested in land and buildings in England and Wales, according to a Lichfields report.

9 Aug 2018

SOCOTEC secures Tata Steel contract

Brownfield Briefing: The testing and inspection firm will provide support for ongoing remediation works at the steelmaker’s Port Talbot site in Wales.

9 Aug 2018

Green belt rethink may be required, says IEA Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Much of the land within the green belt isn’t valuable or scenic and tight greenfield regulations are preventing many from buying homes, claims the Institute of Economic Affairs.

3 Aug 2018

Revised NPPF receives backlash Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The revised National Planning Policy Framework has been dampened by criticism from various quarters. 

2 Aug 2018

Harworth sells two plots for £8.4m Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The regeneration company has sold land for residential development in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, and in North Nottinghamshire.

2 Aug 2018

Countryside to build £160m Kilburn scheme

Brownfield Briefing: Together with the Home Group, the housing association will deliver the next phase of the South Kilburn Estate regeneration programme. 

2 Aug 2018

Brokenshire savages London Plan Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Housing Secretary has threatened to intervene if the revised London Plan fails to meet the capital’s housing needs.

27 Jul 2018

EA annual report: positive progress amidst illegal waste warnings Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Environment Agency claims significant progress has been made in achieving the goals set out in its 2020 Action Plan.

Europe, United Kingdom
26 Jul 2018

CL:AIRE uses Qualified Person disciplinary procedures Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Its whistleblowing service and disciplinary procedures for QPs have been in place since the turn of the year.

26 Jul 2018

Invasive weed to tackle metal contamination? Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The water hyacinth is effective at removing metal contamination from riverbeds, according to researchers at De Montfort University in Leicester.

26 Jul 2018

Quay-side Cardiff development gets go ahead Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Brains Brewery site will be revamped for the first phase of the broader riverside redevelopment.  

26 Jul 2018

Cardiff Bay redevelopment receives £6m in loans

Brownfield Briefing: The Development Bank of Wales will provide £5m to help revamp the Bute Street site into residential and retail space.

26 Jul 2018

Homes England looks forward to bigger role

Brownfield Briefing: The 2017-18 Homes and Communities Agency Annual Report outlines healthy gains but will have an extra £15bn to get Britain Building in its new Homes England guise.

26 Jul 2018

Sheffield scheme wins at SuDS awards

Brownfield Briefing: Sheffield City Council’s Grey to Green Phase 1 has won the big prize at the inaugural susdrain SuDS Awards.

26 Jul 2018

Krasny Bor waste site cleanup to proceed

Brownfield Briefing: Finnish and Russian Ministers and international representatives have discussed cooperative cleanup measures at the waste disposal site, which contains toxic industrial waste from the St Petersburg and Leningrad areas. 

Russia and CIS
26 Jul 2018

NPPF receives mixed reactions Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Government’s revised National Planning Policy Framework has had a varied reaction. Here is what they had to say:

26 Jul 2018

Government publishes revised NPPF followed by mixed reaction Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The document with a new housing delivery test, outlines plans to promote brownfield development, sustainable building practices, and better environmental protection. 

26 Jul 2018

Waste dumping rife in empty commercial units, says EA

Brownfield Briefing: Thousands of tonnes of illegal waste are being dumped in commercial units and on derelict sites across the UK, according to the Environment Agency.