15 Nov 2019

Call for more clarity on contaminated land in Scotland Locked

The Coatbridge case has shone a spotlight on the lack of publicly available contaminated land data in Scotland with only a quarter of its 32 local authorities had entries on their contaminated land registers.

Scotland
15 Nov 2019

Apartments would destroy ‘suburban’ feel of Barnet, says MP Locked

Environment secretary objects to removal of tube station car park and says affordable housing shouldn't go on land providing a vital public amenity.

UK
15 Nov 2019

‘Super deal’ set to create one of UK’s largest housebuilders Locked

Galliford Try has advised its shareholders that, under the deal, they would gain a 29.3% shareholding in the enlarged Bovis Homes.

UK
15 Nov 2019

Scheme for contaminated land site stalls due to remediation costs Locked

Scheme developed by famous footballers for hundreds of homes, sports facilities and student accommodation fails to raise the necessary funds.

UK
15 Nov 2019

Jenrick turns down urban extension to Fleet

Objections included lack of schools and medical facilities and increased congestion.

UK
15 Nov 2019

NI Environment Agency backs down on Tyrone gold mine Locked

NIEA will not contest the judicial review, as the discharge consent “did not meet the procedural requirements set down in the regulations”.

UK
15 Nov 2019

Small-scale remediation schemes exempt from permits Locked

RPS applies to site-specific pilot trials designed to discover if an established remediation technique will work on small-scale schemes.

UK
15 Nov 2019

Green light for housing on Lancs mental hospital site Locked

Once the largest mental hospital in Britain will be the site for a mixed-use development of 650 dwellings.

UK
8 Nov 2019

Cheshire East warns developers to meet conditions Locked

It says developers are not allowing sufficient time for the necessary conditions to be carried out properly and the council is making the discharge of conditions a priority.

UK
8 Nov 2019

Liverpool increases remediation funds due to unforeseen issues Locked

Combined with a grant from the Liverpool Combined Authority, the total cost of work to prepare the site for construction is now expected to be £4.26m.

UK
8 Nov 2019

Brexit uncertainty blamed for construction slow down Locked

Over three quarters of those surveyed believe that Brexit has caused many projects to be put on hold.

UK
8 Nov 2019

Government rejects biomonitoring for former Grenfell residents

It cited the opinion of Public Health England that it could ‘cause unnecessary concern to an already distressed community’.

UK
8 Nov 2019

Ravenscraig ‘no worse than other brownfields’ says MSP Locked

Pollution specialist Professor Andrew Watterson of the University of Sterling believes that remediation measures which are detailed in the scheme’s planning approval will ultimately fail.

UK
7 Nov 2019

Climate change valid reason for refusing Ledbury development Locked

The inspector said the development “would also be contrary to the environmental role of planning in moving to a low carbon economy" and gave the argument considerable weight.

UK
7 Nov 2019

Cash boost for ‘construction corridor’ for modular housing Locked

Ilke Homes is set to produce up to 5,000 units a year over the next five years, which will make it one of the UK’s top ten house builders.

UK
1 Nov 2019

Companies fined for drainage offence in Blackburn development Locked

It is believed that the two firms could face further action by Blackburn with Darwen Council and the Environment Agency for breaches of conditions at the site.

UK
1 Nov 2019

Report recommends CO2 protection following Gorebridge Locked

Almost 200 residents contacted healthcare services complaining of headaches, dry coughs, dizziness and anxiety.

UK
1 Nov 2019

‘Grave  issue’ of pollution from cemeteries

As Walsall councillors debate an increase in burials at a site, Groundsure asks generally: what is the impact of cemeteries on groundwater?

UK
1 Nov 2019

Spike in construction insolvencies in Q3 Locked

Purchasing Managers’ Index data from IHS Markit has recorded five consecutive months of contraction.

UK
1 Nov 2019

Competition launched to find ‘the next Canary Wharf’ Locked

The Government is looking for bold and ambitious proposals for “transformational housing and economic growth opportunities”.

UK
1 Nov 2019

Erin Brockovich backs Australian class action on flame retardant Locked

She says: "I am encouraging all those impacted to talk with their doctors and have their blood levels checked. The diseases associated with exposure are debilitating and deadly."

UK
1 Nov 2019

‘How to’ guide to attracting local investment Locked

It says vital assets such as roads, homes and public buildings provide critical support to local economies and can unlock a community’s potential.

UK
1 Nov 2019

Developer fined for felling trees including ‘irreplaceable’ giant redwood Locked

Local councillor says no amount of money or fine can replace their value in terms of what they mean to the community.

UK
1 Nov 2019

Partnership to deliver ‘super port’ at Tilbury 2 Locked

The terminal will have deep-sea capacity for vessels up to 100,000 metric tonnes, facilitating the arrival of  construction materials into central London.

UK
31 Oct 2019

Green belt ‘at tipping point’ because of development says CPRE Locked

Only 16% of 4,389 homes built on green belt sites from 2015 to 2019 were affordable.

UK
31 Oct 2019

Two more POPs face worldwide ban under Stockholm Convention Locked

A flame retardant and pesticide are being investigated and could be added to the list under the Stockholm Convention.

Europe
31 Oct 2019

Mayor calls for £200m clean-up for Liverpool sites Locked

To fulfil the direction of the new housing policy of over 40,000 homes on brownfield sites, remediation funds are needed to prepare the land.

UK
31 Oct 2019

Inland Homes acquires 50% of Cheshunt Lakeside Developments Locked

A planning application for 195 homes for the new urban village is being prepared

UK
25 Oct 2019

MIPIM UK outlines future directions for property industry Locked

Mipim UK covered a host of issues ranging from Brexit, devolution and Climate Change to Modern Methods of Manufacture, the speed of Housebuilding and Smart Cities.

UK
25 Oct 2019

Full costs of biodiversity net gain revealed

Developers will be able to purchase credits called biodiversity units to offset their biodiversity obligations, with one unit costing £11,000.

UK