Using the Brownfield Briefing website

We hope that this website provides all the brownfield and contaminated land content you desire. However, to help make it easier to use, we have put together these simple instructions and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

How to log in (for registered users)

On the home page of, click the red ‘Login' button on the top right hand side of the page (just above the search box)as shown below.

This will take you to the login/registration screen - simply enter your registered email address and the password you set when you registered on the website, and click ‘log in'.

If you are a current subscriber you should now be able to read all articles in full and download supplements and back issues. If you are registered but do not currently subscribe, you will be able to view a curated selection of articles only.

Forgotten your login details?

To keep your information safe, we at Brownfield Briefing can never see your password. This means that we are unable to tell you what it is if you forget it, so you will need to reset it by following these three steps:

1) Click the 'forgotten your password?' link on the login/register screen.

2) Next enter the email address that you registered with, click the ‘Send password reset link' button and wait for the email containing your password reset instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is my password?

To keep your information safe, we at Brownfield Briefing can never see your password. This means that we are unable to tell you what it is if you forget it, so you will need to reset it by following the steps described in the ‘Forgotten your login details?' section above.

Why do some articles have padlocks beside them?

Some content on this website is available exclusively to current subscribers. Articles which have padlock pictures beside them may only be read in full if you are a current subscriber and logged in. To subscribe, click here. If you are a subscriber but are having trouble logging in, please consult the other sections on this page or contact us.

What is my colleague's password?

According to the terms of copyright for Brownfield Briefing it is illegal for more than one person to login to this website on the same single subscription (see the full terms & conditions here). Subscribers should never give out their login details to others.

If you would like to access the website, please subscribe or take out a free trial if you have not had one recently.

If several people in one company would like to read Brownfield Briefing and access the website, it may be more cost-effective to take out a company subscription (known as a site licence).

If a colleague has left your company and you wish to transfer their subscription over to you, please contact us to arrange this.

Why is it asking me to log in again?

The Brownfield Briefing website keeps users logged in for up to 115 days, as long as cookies are enabled on your internet browser. However, users will only stay logged in as long as they have an "active session". This means that if you don't use the website for 56 hours or more then you will have to log in again next time.

I have two accounts but neither works

If you have two usernames registered to the same email address this is likely to cause problems with our database and result in being unable to view subscriber content. To fix this problem, we may need to delete one or both of your accounts. Please contact us and we will help to fix the problem.

Contact us for help

We hope that this page has answered any queries you may have. However if you are in any doubt or have a problem, please call us on +44 (0)208 969 1008 or email and we will be happy to help you.

We are sure you will find this site clear and easy to get to the news and articles we publish - our aim is to make this site the premium place for the brownfield regeneration community.

You'll find regular news updates and features, including the monthly Brownfield Briefing newsletter content. Weekly e-bulletins will highlight top new stories on this website. Subscribers will be able to register on the site and enjoy full access to all premium content (these articles will show a padlock when you are not logged in).  

If you don't subscribe you can still register to view a wealth of free content, post comments to share and sign up for alerts on items you are tracking by ticking the category boxes following each story. You will also automatically be signed up to receive our regular e-bulletins.