15 Feb 2019

Global clean-up and monitoring markets set for strong growth

Brownfield Briefing: A slew of new market reports have found strong prospects for growth in soil treatment, arsenic removal and water quality monitoring.

14 Feb 2019

Jacobs demonstrates PFAS soil treatment breakthrough Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The international consultancy has co-demonstrated thermal treatment of soil and other technologies for water clean-up with potentially far-reaching benefits.

14 Feb 2019

Ayrshire wins £100m growth deal

Brownfield Briefing: Brownfield sites set to figure large in the £100m investment.

14 Feb 2019

St Helens plan ‘not green enough’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: In the revised local plan, green belt sites for development have been reduced by more than half, to 24.

14 Feb 2019

Phase two of ten-year clean-up of toxic chrome legacy begins Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Phase two of the 10-year remediation of the heavily contaminated Shawfield Industrial Estate in Rutherglen is set to begin.

14 Feb 2019

Norfolk housing site blighted by timber yard Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Desk study and intrusive investigation leads to a planning refusal.

14 Feb 2019

Glyphosate cancer risk highlighted once again Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The herbicides increase the risk Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, say researchers.

14 Feb 2019

Government pumps £15m into developing public sector sites Locked

Brownfield Briefing: More than 100 sites could be brought forward to create 10,000 new homes.

14 Feb 2019

Groundsure launches three reports

Brownfield Briefing: The improved Groundsure Homebuyers Report, the Official Coal Mining Search and Energy and Transportation Report make up the triumvirate.

14 Feb 2019

370-home church scheme refused in Cheshire Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Persimmon Homes’ development has been refused due mainly to the loss of green belt land.

14 Feb 2019

In focus: the Southall Waterside redevelopment Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Southall Waterside project is one of the most audacious brownfield developments currently taking place in the UK. Management consultancy Atkins and housebuilder Berkeley Group told us more about the remediation works and their creation of a new community in North West London.

8 Feb 2019

Battle for Solihull goes on as housing plans published Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Solihull's revised plans for housing targets and allocations still attract plenty of opposition.

8 Feb 2019

Tentative start for stalled Liverpool Pall Mall scheme Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Substantial opposition for strategic scheme with claims of lost amenity space.

8 Feb 2019

‘Contaminated’ travellers’ site in Dudley blocked Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Labour Council overturns previous Conservative permission for the travellers' site.

7 Feb 2019

Report slams lack of leadership in ‘austerity planning’

Brownfield Briefing: Austerity and planning reforms have lead to large scale outsourcing, increased procedural processing and diminished creativity.

7 Feb 2019

Continuous ground-gas monitoring bulletin launched

Brownfield Briefing: CL:AIRE hopes the publication will lead to improved risk assessment and better design and specification for gas protection measures.

7 Feb 2019

Calls for research and alternative herbicides as dangers of Japanese knotweed questioned Locked

Brownfield Briefing: All is not well in the world of Japanese knotweed. Eoin Redahan sifted through the responses to the Science and Technology Committee’s Japanese knotweed inquiry.

7 Feb 2019

Birmingham hotel gets green light Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The 12-storey city centre hotel will partly be built on the site of a former printworks factory.

7 Feb 2019

Belfast injects £4m into connecting open spaces Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The City Council’s Connecting Open Spaces project seeks to “create and animate” a network of shared spaces.

6 Feb 2019

Greenwich ‘car park’ schemes dropped but Hackney's towers for sale Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Tale of two parts of the city when it comes to developing council owned land.

6 Feb 2019

Bury developments contested in spatial framework Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Loss of green belt and air quality issues lead to protests.

6 Feb 2019

Call to reform Part 2a as Walsall’s ‘contaminated’ estates declared safe Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A new investigation which found there weren't grounds for a previous contaminated land determination has lead to a call for the Part 2a regime to be reformed.

4 Feb 2019

‘Future proof’ community for Filton Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The £2bn scheme will include £100m of infrastructure improvements and spaces for driverless cars and drones.

1 Feb 2019

Planning ‘power grab’ for UK predicted post-Brexit Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Different and rapidly-evolving Brexit scenarios have thrown the future of UK planning into question, with experts divided on the potential nature of future legislation and how far and quickly we will diverge from EU-derived planning law.

1 Feb 2019

Poor stats could slow down Scottish housing development Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Housing Land Audits report reveals lack of consistency and standards in recording data.

1 Feb 2019

Extension for Skelmersdale ‘new town’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: First phases of housing given approval by West Lancashire Council.

1 Feb 2019

Post-Brexit office building to fall sharply Locked

Brownfield Briefing: 'High end' apartments and factories will also be affected.

1 Feb 2019

New i54 business park key to ‘midlands engine’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Strategically important site gains planning permission for western extension.

1 Feb 2019

Greater Manchester plan sparks green belt protests

Brownfield Briefing: Protest groups say that some brownfield sites have been ignored.

31 Jan 2019

Post-Brexit construction warning Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) warns a no deal Brexit could significantly slow down construction with labour shortages in the offing.