15 Dec 2018

Low carbon Cambridge scheme could be ‘game changer’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Current transport network cannot cope so new form of development proposals put forward.

15 Dec 2018

Scotland makes ambitious landfill pledges Locked

Brownfield Briefing: SEPA’s Landfill Sector Plan aims to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill to 5% by 2025.

15 Dec 2018

CPRE accuses South Oxford District Council of green belt betrayal Locked

Brownfield Briefing: South Oxfordshire District Council has 'stabbed the green belt in the back', according to the charity.

6 Dec 2018

Biodiversity net gain may become mandatory Locked

Brownfield Briefing: It could now be applied in a standardised, mandatory form with a minimum 10% improvement suggested.

Europe, UK
30 Nov 2018

Brownfield homes to trump higher education needs Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A row is brewing over controversial plans for 108 homes on the current site of a college campus at Northwich.

22 Nov 2018

PiP criticised in planning review Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Raynsford Review believes that Permission in Principle could be ripe for legal challenges.

22 Nov 2018

Sweeping planning changes required, urges review

Brownfield Briefing: The Raynsford Review has called on the Government to make wide-sweeping changes to improve the planning system including making local authorities master developers.

15 Nov 2018

Planning policy stymies housing delivery, claims economist Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The system of individual permissions and Government policies bear their share of responsibility for slow buildout rates, says Professor Christine Whitehead.

15 Nov 2018

Labour calls for housing advisor to step down Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Government’s appointment of Roger Scruton as chair of a home design quality commission has been questioned due to prejudicial comments he allegedly made in the past.

8 Nov 2018

Commercial conversions could hurt local authorities, warns TPCA Locked

Brownfield Briefing: It believes the conversion from commercial to residential space could deprive councils of much-needed funding and worsen living conditions for vulnerable people.

8 Nov 2018

Uniform homes to blame for slow build-out Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Government-commissioned Letwin report has refused to blame land-banking for the slow pace of housing delivery in the UK.

2 Nov 2018

Homes England backs SMEs in strategic plan Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The five-year plan seeks to diversify the housing market and encourage modern methods of construction.

1 Nov 2018

Autumn Budget draws praise and criticism Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Philip Hammond’s Autumn Budget could help our ailing high streets but does it go far enough to help the UK’s local authorities? Here’s what some of the heavy hitters had to say...

1 Nov 2018

London Mayor plans £1bn council home spend Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Up to 11,000 homes could be built in 26 London boroughs at social rent levels over the next four years.

30 Oct 2018

Budget provides £500m towards housing and backs SME housebuilders Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Chancellor of the Exchequer has also announced £675m in funding to redevelop the UK’s ailing High streets and support the conversion of commercial space into housing.

26 Oct 2018

Brexit could make invasive species problem worse Locked

Brownfield Briefing: UK’s biosecurity could be threatened after Brexit, according to a House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Committee report.

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, UK
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

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

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.

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

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, UK
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

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%.

27 Sep 2018

Barton Willmore slams Scottish Planning Bill Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Scottish Planning Bill has become politicised and is too heavily-skewed towards community involvement over development delivery, Barton Willmore says.

Europe, UK
27 Sep 2018

Taskforce seeks to half Scottish derelict land by 2025 Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Scottish Land Commission and SEPA have launched the taskforce to bring thousands of acres of disused sites back into productive use.

27 Sep 2018

Labour pledges radical housing reform Locked

Brownfield Briefing: John Healey says a Labour Government would set up a fully-fledged housing department and empower councils to build a million affordable homes.

20 Sep 2018

Housing Secretary freezes East Herts Plan Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The decision follows several requests to intervene from the CPRE and Conservative MP Stephen McPartland.

20 Sep 2018

Is Manchester’s regeneration approach misguided? Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A misguided, developer-led approach will exacerbate housing and transport infrastructure issues, according to an Alliance Manchester Business School report.