19 Oct 2018

£2bn property investment portfolio launched at MIPIM UK Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A £2bn property investment portfolio was launched by the UK Government at MIPIM UK this week covering seven schemes across the UK.

19 Oct 2018

Argyll Environmental develops GIS for council Locked

Brownfield Briefing: System set for planning application analysis and risk prioritisation of potentially contaminated sites.

18 Oct 2018

England’s brownfields plotted on digital map Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The National Housing Federation has put all the sites from the Brownfield Registers onto an interactive online map.

18 Oct 2018

Ownership unknown on 22% of brownfield sites Locked

Brownfield Briefing: National Housing Federation research also finds over 60% of sites in 300 Brownfield Registers are in private hands.

18 Oct 2018

NHS must do more on Grenfell toxicants, says expert Locked

Brownfield Briefing: No attempt has been made to look at the specific effects of pyrogenic toxicants around the Grenfell Tower site, says Professor Anna Stec at the University of Central Lancashire.

18 Oct 2018

Lewes Council’s housing miscalculation could mean losing control Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Council is just six homes short of demonstrating a five-year housing supply, which the charity says could result in it losing control of its Local Plan.

18 Oct 2018

GRAHAM wins £22m nuclear waste management contract

Brownfield Briefing: The company will extend the intermediate level waste store at the Dounreay nuclear facility in Caithness, Scotland.

18 Oct 2018

North West construction is 10 times national average, says ONS Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Construction output in the region has risen 15% in the last quarter, according to Office of National Statistics figures.

18 Oct 2018

Groundsure launches commercial search reports Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The company claims its enhanced Groundsure Review and Screening commercial search reports provide unrivalled data analysis.

18 Oct 2018

Hill and Hanover to deliver London retirement scheme

Brownfield Briefing: The 72-home North East London development will replace an existing five-storey block on the site.

18 Oct 2018

Soil ingestion standard published Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The standard assesses human exposure from soil ingestion and includes a procedure for estimating the bioaccessibility of metals in soil.

12 Oct 2018

Ruling opens up NPPF “valued landscape” debate Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The dismissal of a 66-home housing scheme in Leicestershire may pave the way for greater landscape protection, in the absence of designation.

Europe, United Kingdom
12 Oct 2018

Driverless vehicles could free up 6,300ha of London land Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The rise of these vehicles could drastically reduce the need for parking space, says Arcadis.

11 Oct 2018

Brownfield Risk and Remediation 2018 Locked

Brownfield Briefing: What did we learn when the best brains in British brownfield convened under the shadow of Tower Bridge before the BB awards? Eoin Redahan had a listen.

11 Oct 2018

Councils have released 10,000ha of green belt land, says CPRE

Brownfield Briefing: Land banking has risen and housebuilders are using land to manipulate the market, the charity claims.

11 Oct 2018

Latimer to provide 272 homes on Salford car park site

Brownfield Briefing: The new apartments will be built on the Furness Quay site.

11 Oct 2018

1250 invasive species could be added to threat list, says EC Locked

Brownfield Briefing: More than 1,300 invasive alien species could be listed as threats to EU biodiversity, as opposed to the 49 species currently listed, according to an EC study.

11 Oct 2018

Hospital waste operator under criminal investigation Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A company that services the NHS has allegedly breached environmental permits on four sites that deal with clinical waste.

11 Oct 2018

Major Swansea developments get go ahead

Brownfield Briefing: A 780-bedroom student tower and the £120m Central Phase One scheme, which includes a 3,500-seater arena, have received full planning permission.

11 Oct 2018

CPRE Sussex lobbies to call in IKEA scheme Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The charity has called on its members to write to the Secretary of State after the New Monks Farm development was approved by Adur District Council.

11 Oct 2018

Romford CCTV foils illegal waste dumping Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A Havering Borough Council camera caught a man dumping builder’s waste illegally onto private land in Essex.

5 Oct 2018

Government scraps council borrowing cap but uncertainty over numbers Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The proposed measures aim to help councils fund new developments, redevelop brownfield land, and encourage more vertical construction - but there's uncertainty on numbers.

5 Oct 2018

Soil treatment market to grow at 'phenomenal speed'

Brownfield Briefing: The global soil treatment market will reach $42bn by 2022, according to Zion Market Research.

5 Oct 2018

Brent Council moves to protect industrial land Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Council has tightened planning rules for converting commercial premises into residential accommodation to safeguard industrial space in the Northwest London area.

5 Oct 2018

INEOS’ Harthill fracking site faces judicial review Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Submission of late traffic data used by local community group to force a judicial review.

Europe, United Kingdom
4 Oct 2018

RSK’s Central Alliance partners Utilis to map soil from space

Brownfield Briefing: Firms collaborate to develop satellite-based soil mapping services.

4 Oct 2018

Paper mill redevelopment gets green light Locked

Brownfield Briefing: CALA Homes has been awarded planning consent to turn the site in Wolvercote, Oxford, into a 190-home development.

4 Oct 2018

Major East London development approved

Brownfield Briefing: City Hall has approved the 3,000-home redevelopment of the former Ford Assembly site in South Dagenham.

4 Oct 2018

Stirling land owner fined for asbestos violation Locked

Brownfield Briefing: George Adam has been ordered to pay £26,388 for waste offences at the former Cowie Road Landfill in Bannockburn.

4 Oct 2018

Government reduces affordable housing on British Sugar site on viability Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Secretary of State for Housing has lowered the initial affordable housing requirement on the derelict Yorkshire site to just 3%.