18 Apr 2019

Councillors ask MoD to stop land sale Locked

Brownfield Briefing: They want the sale of Middlewick Ranges for housing off the table with the hope it can be turned into a country park.

18 Apr 2019

Greater Manchester housing plan mired in politics Locked

Brownfield Briefing: It is starting to look like Brexit - but a sub-regional level.

18 Apr 2019

Force landowners to sell neglected brownfields, says Green Party Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Give communities first choice to buy local land and end right to buy for English council tenants.

18 Apr 2019

Hampshire village extension ‘in public interest’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Planning Inspectorate agrees to 42 home development on green belt stressing mitigation measures and sufficient affordable housing.

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

Trees and green belt could influence Sheffield election Locked

Brownfield Briefing: CPRE set to run its own green belt consultation along with threat map.

18 Apr 2019

Wirral’s Labour group denies ‘green belt carve up’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Leaked document reveals political shenanigans over green belt allocations.

12 Apr 2019

UK-registered firms face litigation for abuses by foreign subsidiaries Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A landmark case allowing alleged victims of mining pollution in Zambia to sue both the operator and its UK parent has succeeded.

Europe, UK
11 Apr 2019

Brexit funding for London housing associations Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Mayor provides funds to housing associations to switch homes from market sale or shared ownership to homes for rent at social or intermediate rent levels.

11 Apr 2019

Most planners want a say in housing design Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Almost 90% of professionals surveyed by the RTPI want more of a say in housing design and more than half say they have a limited influence as it stands.

11 Apr 2019

Developers must safeguard birds, warns Minister Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Wildlife habitats must be protected during construction, says Communities Secretary James Brokenshire.

4 Apr 2019

Call for Glasgow’s ‘chromium park’ to be re-named Locked

29 Mar 2019

Crowdfunding sought to block ‘Jurassic coast’ housing scheme Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Case rests on the fact it is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), where development should only be "exceptionally" approved.

29 Mar 2019

Former Essex ‘plotlands’ now protected Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The SSI-designated area is home to 11 wild orchids and scarce plants and 36 species of butterfly.

21 Mar 2019

Brexit could be good for UK soil quality, says report Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Brexit offers a unique opportunity to direct agricultural policy in ways that start to tackle the huge greenhouse gas emissions from farming, says Soil Association.

21 Mar 2019

Spring statement: biodiversity moves welcomed but warnings on funding and climate change Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Philip Hammond’s biodiversity net gain measures were well received but some criticised the Chancellor of the Exchequer for inaction in key areas. Here is how industry responded.

18 Mar 2019

Spring Statement targets infrastructure, planning reform and housing Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced further details on a wide range of infrastructure programmes and housing delivery measures.

18 Mar 2019

Airfield housing plan in Essex is deferred Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The future of a World War Two bomber station that had been destined for housing development under the Ministry of Defence’s land disposal programme has been thrown into doubt.

18 Mar 2019

Build on London green belt, says think tank Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A plan for “new Millennial towns” at the edge of London from centre-right think tank, the Policy Exchange, has been strongly opposed by environmental groups.

18 Mar 2019

Stick to the plan, Government tells Wirral Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Government has insisted that Wirral Council sticks to the MCHLG’s estimate of future housing need in the borough.

18 Mar 2019

"Canary" protesters oppose Warrington expansion Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Warrington’s Executive Board has approved the latest version of the Council’s draft plan, which will now go to full Council, followed by period of public consultation.

8 Mar 2019

Call for major planning boost for ports sector Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The UK’s largest ports have laid out a ten-point plan designed to boost and expand ports and coastal communities.

8 Mar 2019

Stronger Towns Fund could struggle with scale of problem Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The government’s Stronger Towns Fund could help boost areas left behind economically, but much will depend on detail and wider funding decisions post-Brexit.

28 Feb 2019

Turmoil over development on habitat regulations sites eases Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A dispute over development of sites protected under the Habitats Directive where mitigation is possible has been resolved in the latest NPPF draft.

28 Feb 2019

Tilbury port expansion go-ahead despite threat to wildlife Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Forth Ports, owners of the Tilbury ‘super port’ in Thurrock, just outside London, have been given the go-ahead by transport secretary, Chris Grayling for a massive £200m expansion of the facility, despite feared threats on wildlife.

22 Feb 2019

Planning appeal time to be ‘cut by half’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The time taken by planning appeal inquiries may be reduced by half, following the welcoming by government or an inquiry carried out by Bridget Rosewell.

21 Feb 2019

£250m boost to housing and to garden towns Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A new government push on boosting housebuilding rates will help plug housing gaps in several areas, though there is uncertainty over the degree of future-proofing as carbon emissions standards tighten.

21 Feb 2019

Parks receive £13m from Government Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The funding will be used to create new green spaces and help redevelop derelict spaces.

21 Feb 2019

Brownfields could deliver 37,000 Enfield homes, says CPRE Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The charity is concerned about the volume of green belt development proposed in the North London Council’s Local Plan.

14 Feb 2019

Ayrshire wins £100m growth deal Locked

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