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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Northampton school site revamp gets go ahead Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Northampton County Council has received outline planning permission to build the 132-home scheme in Parklands.

31 Jan 2019

Government unveils £500m housing fund Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The fund will be spent on 11,000 affordable homes, while a rooftop building initiative in London has also been backed.

31 Jan 2019

Glasgow Council considers office relocation to regeneration sites

Brownfield Briefing: The City Council’s is mulling moving these offices from the city centre to boost regeneration areas across Glasgow.

27 Jan 2019

Homes England invests £74m to progress Ebbsfleet Garden City development Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The framework will see the firms provide a range of environmental services and design input to help prepare land for development.

27 Jan 2019

Belfast’s £400,000 playground revamp gets go ahead Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Council's Planning Committee has approved the redevelopment of Navarra Place playground in north Belfast.

27 Jan 2019

London launches £38m community housing initiative

Brownfield Briefing: The community-led scheme aims to help small builders and deliver 500 community-led homes by 2023.

27 Jan 2019

Luton Town stadium gets go ahead

Brownfield Briefing: The Hatter’s new stadium will be built on the Power Court site to the south of the town centre.

21 Jan 2019

Stoke Council welcomes Doulton Works redevelopment plans Locked

Brownfield Briefing: St Modwen plans to turn the former Royal Doulton Works into a 200-home scheme in Burslem.

21 Jan 2019

Brownfield Registers suffering from data issues, says planner Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Local planning authorities have inputted data incorrectly, according to Robert Hayward, principal planner at David Lock Associates.

21 Jan 2019

Portrush to receive £17m revamp

Brownfield Briefing: The Northern Irish host town will be partly regenerated ahead of its hosting of golf’s Open Championship.

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21 Jan 2019

Biodiversity impacts scupper Durham development Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Adverse impacts to local special protection areas contribute to refusal of watersports centre planning application.

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13 Jan 2019

Housebuilding at historical low for this decade

Brownfield Briefing: Fewer homes have been built in the 2010s than in any other decade since World War II, according to the Centre for Policy Studies.

13 Jan 2019

Work begins on £346m Barking regeneration Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Countryside and Notting Hill Genesis have started the 911-home Fresh Wharf project in East London.

13 Jan 2019

Redcar steelworks site to get £14m investment

Brownfield Briefing: Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry has approved the funds to transform the former industrial site in Redcar, North Yorkshire.

13 Jan 2019

Tower block plans unveiled for vacant Reading site Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A £30m, 22-storey building has been proposed for the town centre site in Berkshire.

13 Jan 2019

RTPI member receives Damehood Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Alison Nimmo has been recognised for planning excellence in her 25-year career, which includes the regeneration of Manchester following the IRA bombing.