14 Sep 2019

Contaminated land: a modern mid-life crisis? Locked

Environment Analyst’s latest insight report explores the dynamics of the UK’s maturing contaminated land management sector and why consultants believe change from within is needed to kick-start the industry. It also views developments in the context of global market trends and statistics.

13 Sep 2019

Countryside to build taller towers at Beam Park Locked

The changes will lead to a 198 more homes than initially approved being built in the second phase of the development.

13 Sep 2019

Planning for ghosts – household growth forecasts may be wrong Locked

A fall in net migration, fewer births and a higher than normal death rate resulted in the lowest UK population growth rate since 2004. It is leading to protestors and pressure groups arguing for a downgrading of housing targets - particularly on the green belt. Will Hatchett reports.

13 Sep 2019

Asbestos halts archaeology in Chesterfield town centre Locked

It is believed that the asbestos came from buildings that have been demolished. Work has stopped until a strategy is agreed for removing the material.

13 Sep 2019

Knock-back for MPB’s estate next to Corby steelworks Locked

The company is considering an appeal after its 160 home development was rejected on several grounds including employment use.

13 Sep 2019

Thomas Hardy protestors take message to county show Locked

Protestors claim the propsed 3500 homes would dramatically and irrevocably change Dorchester’s character as a town embedded within its countryside.

13 Sep 2019

Argument continues on protected gas holders on brownfield sites Locked

Politicians and owner say holder retention makes it harder to develop the land, but HES says it is a regional landmark and a rare example.

6 Sep 2019

More transparency on community infrastructure levy Locked

The new guidance will speed up the CIL process, require councils to publish an annual report on of the CIL agreements and allow larger projects to be funded.

6 Sep 2019

Focus on competency in the new contaminated land guidance Locked

RSK says the new online guidance is less process-based than its predecessor and welcome references to the National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Contamination Management.

6 Sep 2019

Woodland development for Plymouth on china clay works site Locked

The demolition tender included carrying surveys for naturally occurring radioactive material and removing and disposing of asbestos.

6 Sep 2019

Construction waste rules simplified Locked

New Environment Agency guidance removes the requirement for an environmental permit in a number of waste operation activities. The changes will be of benefit to house builders.

6 Sep 2019

Protestors oppose Cambs community-owned village extension Locked

Objectors, seeking a judicial review are calling the development “disproportionate” and that it is unfair for the village to absorb a 330% increase in homes.

6 Sep 2019

Winners announced for North West contracts up to £1bn Locked

Contracts have been tendered by the NCWH for training centres for fire and rescue services, junior and secondary schools and leisure and community centres, among other projects.

6 Sep 2019

Work on Powys recycling station proceeds, despite asbestos Locked

CLO says the presence of asbestos is very limited, posing a low risk, and that it would be made safe by development. - but objections continue.

6 Sep 2019

Dispute over housing on contaminated Ravenscraig Hospital site Locked

Over 200 protest signatures as the Scottish Government assures that the contaminants on site are not leachable or soluble and will not migrate horizontally and any pollutant linkages will be broken.

6 Sep 2019

Call for re-think on planning in Scotland following new law Locked

30 Aug 2019

US Steel being sued for alleged hazardous substance releases Locked

The Clean Air Council has filed a lawsuit which claims that US Steel has failed to report the releases of large volumes of hazardous pollutants into the air at three of its sites.

30 Aug 2019

Anxious times as waste producers await EA protocol review Locked

Waste producers could be hit with extra costs depending on the outcome of the the Environment Agency’s comprehensive review of the End of Waste framework, says 4R group.

30 Aug 2019

Sellafield’s tallest stack demolished Locked

Only 9m of the 52m-high stack remains following 30 months of work, says the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

23 Aug 2019

WMCA gets £41m to tackle derelict sites Locked

The West Midlands Combined Authority will use the Government funding to revamp hundreds of acres of industrial land.

23 Aug 2019

Government announces £600m housing investment Locked

The money will be used to build 50,000 new homes in England.

9 Aug 2019

Shortlist announced for Brownfield Briefing Awards 2019 Locked

The shortlist for the 2019 Brownfield Briefing Awards has been announced and is as follows:

9 Aug 2019

West Midlands mayor joins windmill protestors in Solihull Locked

Report says the borough has limited capacity for expansion and environmental and sustainability impacts should be taken more into account.

8 Aug 2019

Housebuilders’ costs rising, says RCIS Locked

Costs are up 4.3% on the same quarter last year, according to the BCIS Private Housing Construction Price Index.

8 Aug 2019

Factory site offers new homes for Bury Locked

The proposed new housing will help the council to meet its five-year housing supply, thus reducing the pressure on greenfield sites.

8 Aug 2019

Cabinet members call for loosening of the green belt Locked

Jacob Rees Mogg, Sajid Javid and Liz Truss have advocated relaxing green belt rules, but 73% of Conservative voters would be opposed to changing planning regulations to make building on green belt land easier.

8 Aug 2019

Inland gains consent for “urban village” in Herts Locked

It will include 1,725 homes, 4,905 sqm of commercial units, landscaped open space and a new primary school.

8 Aug 2019

London mayoral candidate lays out Conservative housing policies Locked

It includes plans for a separate mayor for outer London and a housing organisation with a role in economic development.

8 Aug 2019

‘Marmite’ green belt needs reform says planning manifesto Locked

The manifesto calls for evolutionary changes to the Local Plan process, so that plans can be produced more efficiently.

8 Aug 2019

Protection for Salford’s canalside ‘green lung‘ Locked

The High Court concluded that Salford could demonstrate a five-year housing land supply, that the objective of protecting the “valued landscape” continued to be relevant despite the expiry of the most relevant local plan.