17 Jan 2020

Middlesbrough mayor scraps council house company Locked

He says that he is "not sure we should be building council houses" and plans to regenerate the area would need to be on "a huge scale".

UK
17 Jan 2020

‘No risk’ to development from cracked river wall Locked

Council says properties are a distance from the wall, while the developer says the bank had failed as a result of work by others.

UK
17 Jan 2020

Radioactive goats spark residents' fears Locked

Contractors found animal bones, faeces and disposable gloves but spokesman says there is no evidence of any such contamination, or risk to people’s health.

UK
17 Jan 2020

Sellafield milestone reached as waste mountain rises Locked

Machine will help clear intermediate level waste (ILW) which dominates the UK’s stocks of radioactive material awaiting disposal.

UK
17 Jan 2020

Treasury funds hope to unlock Teesside regeneration

South Tees Development Corporation (STDC) is set to undertake a  compulsory purchase order (CPO), requiring the banks to relinquish the land.

UK
10 Jan 2020

Will blue MPs make England greener? Locked

The collapse of Labour’s ‘red wall’, will strengthen local campaigns against development on the green belt, particularly in the Midlands and North.

UK
10 Jan 2020

Jenrick affirms ‘brownfield first’ policy Locked

Housing secretary is confident that the West Midlands housing needs can be substantially met through the use of previously developed land.

UK
10 Jan 2020

‘Charm offensive’ follows Wirral’s Local Plan u-turn Locked

The council is set to seek remediation grants from Homes England and says that the development of  a number of previously abandoned brownfield sites had begun.

UK
10 Jan 2020

‘Super village’ near Bannockburn moves closer Locked

Planning officers have recommended approval of the development but have recommended that 157 conditions should attached to consent.

UK
10 Jan 2020

Halted development due to contamination fears set to restart Locked

H&H must submit a new planning application by July 2020 and carry out further remediation before construction can re-start.

UK
10 Jan 2020

Road run-off is significant cause of London river pollution

Roads where heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) regularly apply their brakes are often the worst affected, around junctions, roundabouts and traffic lights.

UK
10 Jan 2020

Groundsure acquires Mining Searches UK Locked

Property search provider Groundsure has announced the acquisition of Mining Searches UK, the country’s leading specialist in historical mining risk.

UK
10 Jan 2020

Is bamboo the new Japanese knotweed? Locked

Experts believe that lending and insurance restrictions applying to bamboo may be introduced in the UK.

UK
12 Dec 2019

Supreme Court may side with BP in Anaconda case Locked

Atlantic Richfield owner of a disused copper mine is arguing that claims for compensation under a Montana court are barred under the Superfund law. and a verdict is expected soon.

US states
12 Dec 2019

Berkeley keeps faith large-scale urban regeneration Locked

Unaudited interim results for the six months ended October 31, 2019 show a 31% fall in first half profit to £276.7m but group says it is on track to deliver £3.3bn of pre-tax profit in the six years to 30 April 2025.

UK
12 Dec 2019

Infrastructure delays lead to drop in construction output Locked

The latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK figures record a fall in output in three broad categories of UK construction during November.

UK
12 Dec 2019

Isle of Man to update planning laws to increase urban development Locked

A 'scoping report' had been produced on a new register of brownfield sites. Secondary legislation to increase permitted development in town centres, if approved, would come into force next year.

UK
12 Dec 2019

McVey backs brownfields, modular housing and ‘construction corridor’ Locked

She says Boris Johnson has promised a £10bn Housing Infrastructure Fund, should the Conservatives be elected, which councils would be able to bid for.

UK
12 Dec 2019

Twelvetrees Park ‘key to’ West Ham regeneration Locked

Mayor says Providing new community spaces and much-needed affordable homes will go some way to achieving our objective of helping people to grow up here and stay.

UK
12 Dec 2019

South Staffs’ leader says developers are ‘scare mongering’ Locked

He says that developers have already put forward speculative plans for many more houses than the council needs.

UK
6 Dec 2019

Gasworks to become mixed-use despite flooding fears Locked

Councillor says she is completely cynical of any flood risk assessment that concludes that this is a one in 100 year or one in 1,000 year situation.

UK
6 Dec 2019

Liverpool’s assets – docks, galleries, tech and the Beatles Locked

The north of England seems to be on the up, at least if you believe politicians’ promises. Here we look at what this might mean for Liverpool and its region.

UK
6 Dec 2019

Major development for Clydeside brownfields in Renfrewshire Locked

When complete in 2034, the village will contain 4,000 new houses, a business park, a new primary school, community centre, retail and commercial units, leisure facilities, and a community woodland park.

UK
6 Dec 2019

Subzero snow centre will be ‘landmark’ for Tees Valley Locked

It is part a wider £700m regeneration scheme for the 10ha Middlehaven dock area and backed by £6.1m capital investment from Middlesbrough Council and other funders.

UK
6 Dec 2019

New road for Perth could contaminate drinking water Locked

The proposed road falls within a drinking water catchment area, supplying the Gowans Terrace water treatment works and protected under article seven of the Water Framework Directive.

UK
6 Dec 2019

‘New town’ for Cambridgeshire at Waterbeach Locked

Homes England will provide a £61m loan for infrastructure to Urban&Civic, who are delivering the scheme for the MoD.

UK
6 Dec 2019

Inland Homes’ ‘best in England’ Wilton Park to go ahead Locked

The £350m scheme will include 1,730 sq m of commercial space, a new 2ha public park, expanded premises for a nursery school, permanent sports pitches and facilities for a youth football club.

UK
29 Nov 2019

Sixty percent of Superfund sites at risk from climate change Locked

The congressional watchdog report found 945 of the 1,571 nonfederal sites on the National Priorities List (NPL) are in areas at risk from storm surges, sea level rise, wildfires and flooding.

UK
29 Nov 2019

Akzo Nobel brownfield in Rochdale is challenge for development Locked

Historical contaminants include asbestos and there are flood risks and the presence of old clay mine workings.

UK
29 Nov 2019

Clean-up plans for Blackdog oil landfill Locked

Oil from the landfill, which is on privately-owned land has contaminated an adjacent beach and is believed to have led to the closure of a salmon fishery.

UK