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

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

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

Water management for ‘Jam’ housing estate in Woking Locked

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

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

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.

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

Amber Valley to lose ‘green lung’ in ambitious local plan Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Residents complain of identity loss and claim the plans would take the borough back 25 years.

4 Apr 2019

Resident takes on Kirklees Council over green belt plans Locked

Brownfield Briefing: He says that the Fixby scheme goes against a council pledge only to develop green belt land unless in “exceptional circumstances"

4 Apr 2019

Warrington’s draft local plan slated as ‘insane’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Controversy continues concerning Warrington’s 20-year draft local plan, which has now been fully backed by the council and is approaching a further consultation.

29 Mar 2019

Cash boost to regenerate English coastal areas Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Seventy awards in all to boost coastal town economies and create jobs and investment.

29 Mar 2019

Brownfield registers jeopardised by under-funding Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Registers are also beset by liability problems and Part 2 with Permission in Principle is hardly being used at all.

28 Mar 2019

Modular homes craned onto derelict Birmingham site Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Homes England has provided a £7.45m loan to help Urban Splash and Places for People build 77 homes as part of a 1,150-homes development in Birmingham city centre.

21 Mar 2019

First local plan scheme approved in Kirklees Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Local residents objected to the first development to be approved following Kirklees’ formal adoption of its local plan.

21 Mar 2019

Homes England launches Land Hub for developers Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The website includes land that it is expected to come onto the market within the next 18 months and land that is being actively marketed.

21 Mar 2019

Luton Town FC spearheads major developments Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Newlands scheme and the new football stadium will bring more than 10,000 jobs to the town and provide a £250m boost the the local economy.

21 Mar 2019

New developers’ grants in Northern Ireland Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Scheme aims to bridge the gap between the cost of the development and the sales achieved upon completion up to a maximum of 30%.

21 Mar 2019

Green light for new look Sale town centre Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The £70m scheme hopes to attract leading brand names and will also provide more than 200 new homes.

19 Mar 2019

DIT launches £2.2bn property investment portfolio at Mipim Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Eleven projects including commercial, residential, leisure, distribution and garden villages spread across England and Wales.

18 Mar 2019

New life for "iron town" Bilston Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Work has begun on Bilston Urban Village in Wolverhampton.

8 Mar 2019

New life for former York gas works Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Seven hundred homes for derelict gasworks site.

8 Mar 2019

S106 money handed back set to be used Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Strange case of a S106 missed deadline end with funds for primary school and protection for newts.

8 Mar 2019

Accelerated housing scheme ‘game changer’ for Merseyside Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Site of the 1984 Garden Festival site will be utilised under a new partnership scheme.

8 Mar 2019

Mixed reception for ambitious Warrington plans Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Homes on green belt reduced from previous proposals.