Container village set for Tyneside Locked

The site will house 24 studios, a roof terrace, and three cafes and restaurants

UK

QUB characterises phages in contaminant plume Locked

The research team discovered the viral and bacterial diversities found at the site were probably influenced by the pH of the groundwater.

UK

Edinburgh launches £1.3bn regeneration plan Locked

Proposals include 3500 new homes, a coastal park, school, medical centre and new transport routes.

UK

Urgent research needed into fate of plastics in soils Locked

One conclusion is that there is limited data on quantitative assessment of the contribution of the different major sources of plastics to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems – particularly sediments and soil ecosystems.

UK

Brownfield in Scotland: plenty of drivers for change

Things are on the move as far as brownfield in Scotland is concerned – with drivers including the new planning regime NP4, the Vacant and Derelict Land Commission and an environmental disaster which nearly always concentrates minds.

UK

Pension funds and insurers flock to ‘super towers’ Locked

The growing popularity of build to rent 'supertowers' provide the ultimate opportunity to regenerate brownfield land

UK

Harworth Group CEO recognised for company growth Locked

The company’s share value has risen by 58% in the last three years. Market capitalization has increased from £50m to £472m since Mr Michaelson’s appointment as CEO.

UK

Nitrogen credits to tackle Hampshire’s development backlog Locked

Nitrogen offsetting to pave way for new homes around the Solent and River Test

UK

York Council backs relocation of House of Lords to local brownfield site Locked

City of York Council supports potential relocation of the House of Lords to the 46ha Central York brownfield site

UK

Exposed coastal landfills are ‘pollution time bomb’ Locked

UK faces a pollution time bomb as coastal erosion expose historic landfill sites

UK

Scottish pollinator strategy starts to bear fruit Locked

A progress report on SNH’s pollinator strategy shows new rules on neonicotinoids go beyond a partial ban imposed in 2013 and shows significant successes.

UK

‘Ghosts don’t need houses’ say Coventry protestors Locked

Protests continue in Coventry over housing forecasts in local plan

UK

Dudley scraps promo video on developing greenbelt land Locked

Dudley Council’s plans to commission a video to promote the Black Country Local Plan – which include proposals to build on greenbelt sites – has courted controversy

UK

Infrastructure and public sector spending drive UK environmental consultancy Locked

Brexit uncertainty fails to dampen the UK environmental consultancy sector thanks to a resurgent public sector and continued infrastructure & development activity. Strong improvement in contaminated land consultancy while impact assessment and ecology post solid growth

UK

George Eustice is new environment secretary Locked

The appointment generally well received by the farming community, but less well by environmentalists.

UK

Regeneration and green innovation prominent in Freeports consultation Locked

Planning reforms are expected to help sea ports develop within their boundaries and empower local councils to greenlight local construction projects

UK

Storm Ciara shows limits of engineering Locked

With winter rainfall worsening and sea levels rising, it’s clear that a patch and repair approach to flooding isn’t enough. More systematic and preventive strategies are urgently needed.

UK

Mine-water heated scheme to proceed at garden village Locked

The Coal Authority estimates there could be enough energy in the UK’s flooded, abandoned mines to heat all the homes on the coalfields.

UK

HS2 go-ahead: proponents and detractors argue it out Locked

The go-ahead for High Speed 2 (HS2) on Tuesday reminds of the John Lydgate saying: “You can’t please all of the people, all of the time.” Here we look at the pros and cons.

England, UK

Council approves regeneration of Oldham town centre Locked

£306m earmarked for Oldham town centre regeneration, including 2,000 homes

UK

Expert opinion: Why are wetlands vital for people and biodiversity? Locked

To mark World Wetlands Day, Claire Wansbury, associate director of ecology at Atkins discusses the benefits of protecting and enhancing our wetlands

UK

‘Out of keeping’ Sandbach development rejected Locked

Brownfield development snubbed on character and heritage grounds

UK

Dudley to vote on on ‘waste tip’ travellers’ site Locked

Labour accuse Tories of using transit site to block brownfield development in Dudley.

UK

Coventry’s climate emergency’ prompts re-think on green belt Locked

Calls for a review of Coventry’s local plan driven by concerns over climate change

UK

Crushed concrete an important CO2 removal mechanism Locked

The research found that soil strength, measured as in-situ bearing capacity, increased with carbonation with no detrimental effect on drainage.

UK

Buckingham Group wins 450-acre site contract Locked

The work includes 6,000,000m³ of earthworks including demolition, remediation and reclamation excavation, treatment, segregation.

UK

West Midlands re-defines affordability Locked

Affordable housing costs to be linked to local earnings in the West Midlands

UK

Many firms unprepared for carbon reporting changes, warns Ecometrica

Many of the 8,000 businesses facing SECR compliance this year remain ill-prepared, warns Ecometrica

UK

EIC pushes for ‘environmental net gain’ Locked

White paper calls for development projects to deliver broader and more holistic 'environmental net gain', building on the biodiversity net gain principal.

UK

Interesting times for Scottish brownfield industry Locked

Brexit uncertainty, a new planning framework and housing targets, the world looking in at COP in Glasgow, a boom in wind and solar, with plenty of old fossil fuel based sites to be cleaned up mean exciting times for the Scottish brownfield industry. Ian Grant reports.

Europe, Global, Scotland