22 Feb 2019

Planning appeal time to be ‘cut by half’

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.

22 Feb 2019

PHE issues health guidance on land contamination Locked

Brownfield Briefing: New guidance from Public Health England highlights practical ways residential users of gardens and allotments can manage risks from potential soil contamination.

22 Feb 2019

NIC investigates the future of utility infrastructure investment

EIA +Planning Briefing: The consultation investigates where the economic regulation of a range of utilities infrastructure has failed, or succeeded, and whether it should be adapted to meet future challenges.

22 Feb 2019

Free market institute upsets sacred cows Locked

Brownfield Briefing: You wouldn’t expect a leading neo-liberal think tank to advocate building on the green belt and raising capital gains tax, using the receipts for public benefit. But these surprising recommendations are contained in the Adam Smith Institute’s latest report. WIll Hatchett assesses it.

22 Feb 2019

Making our homes healthier Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: A lot can be done to make our homes healthier without spending a fortune on triple glazing, solar panels, and intelligent dishwashers.

22 Feb 2019

Minister confirms commitment to HS2 and Northern cities Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Andrew Jones says commitment to HS2 - the full network to Manchester and Leeds, remains undiminished.

22 Feb 2019

Northumberland housing project delayed as flood issues investigated

Flood Briefing: A residential development in Northumberland has been delayed for six-weeks as the council explores flood impacts.

22 Feb 2019

£80m Dawlish sea wall announced Locked

Flood Briefing: The project hopes to protect the town and its railway line, previously devastated in the coastal floods of February 2014.

22 Feb 2019

AI flood technology wins Government funding Locked

Flood Briefing: The analysis tool for flood prone areas is among 40 artificial intelligence projects to receive investment.

22 Feb 2019

Calderdale flood scheme conserves historic environment

Flood Briefing: Local heritage and aesthetics impacts material selection for Calderdale flood scheme.

22 Feb 2019

Data helps EA target release of 18,000 fish

Ecology Briefing: The EA has focused its restocking activities using the findings from national fish surveys.

22 Feb 2019

Satellites shine a light on eel migration

Ecology Briefing: Improving the conservation of the European Eel may be a step closer thanks to the strategic use of satellite technology.

22 Feb 2019

Big data can support natural asset management Locked

Ecology Briefing: Latest research shows big data can help target different natural capital management approaches to areas where they will be most effective.

22 Feb 2019

Bolton councillors clash over fly-tipped ‘green corridor’ Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Proposal goes against 'brownfield first', but site needs to be cleaned-up.

22 Feb 2019

MoD partnership agreed to speed up housing land delivery Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The estate will be reduced by roughly 30%, with many airfields marked for disposal.

22 Feb 2019

Banned insect killer in UK waterways Locked

Brownfield Briefing: High levels of a chemical used for pet flea treatment, which is known to harm bees and water-based insects including water beetles and dragonflies, has been discovered polluting waterways in Kent.

22 Feb 2019

Neighbourhood forum uses crowd sourcing for legal advice on targets Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Confusion over the correct housing targets and changes to planning regulations are main drivers.

22 Feb 2019

Harworth Group expands Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Two new brokers appointed along with three directors.

21 Feb 2019

Enviro-professionals publish practical guide on biodiversity net gain Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A more in-depth, practical set of guidelines for a wide range of stakeholders has now been added to previous high-level guidance on biodiversity net gain.

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

Sheffield district heating project fails Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: Sheffield and Manchester pilot district heating projects have been cancelled, representing setbacks in the government’s £320m roll-out strategy.

21 Feb 2019

Urgent measures needed as homes fail climate challenge Locked

Flood Briefing: Key sustainability and energy efficiency targets are set to be missed in both existing and new build homes unless policy ambition, quality control and enforcement are increased.

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

SynchroniCity to roll out Internet of Things solutions Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The goal of the initiative is to scale IoT-enabled city services and develop them for use in all cities.

21 Feb 2019

Work begins on Passivhaus leisure centre

Sustainable Building Briefing: Exeter City Council’s St Sidwell’s Point facility is part of the £300m city centre vision.

21 Feb 2019

Bristol energy-saving project recognised

Sustainable Building Briefing: The Council has won a Smart Cities UK award for getting households to try energy-saving appliances.

21 Feb 2019

Redrow scheme receives BREEAM certification Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: The housebuilder has achieved the Domestic Refurbishment certification for its Barbican Blake Tower redevelopment project in central London.

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.

21 Feb 2019

Midlands targets 1,575 homes on brownfield sites

Brownfield Briefing: Following the success of the West Midlands Combined Authority’s investment fund, it is targeting more sites for regeneration.

21 Feb 2019

Barracks site included in modified White Horse Plan

Brownfield Briefing: The Vale of White Horse District Council’s draft modifications include the 1,200-home site and the removal of a 1,000-home allocation in Harwell.