A Brownfield Intelligence Network panel discussed how the latest advances in remote sensing, continuous monitoring and wireless data management can improve decision making and reduce project times. Ian Grant reports
More resistance to towers this week, as a retrospective application in Sunderland warrants enforcement action, classier name sought for Middlehaven regeneration, The Resort attracts more protests, and Waterman celebrates two projects
Approval for homes on pet cemetery as developments continue apace on land with contamination issues, as pressure group forms against asbestos dumping in Liverpool, LCRM updated and call for use of new PAH protocol
It will develop bioremediation technologies from from proof-of-concepts to industrial commercial processes to tackle chlorinated solvents, heavy metals, and pesticides in a low- environmental impact way
Another campaign group has formed - this time against farmland development and potential new town, as Bury Council sells off land to pay for staff selling it, Berkeley Group takes advantage of planning changes, as land affected by contamination being developed.
New homes from unused commercial buildings will be delivered through a simpler prior approval process instead of a full planning application and ports given the same freedoms as airports for undertaking development
Environment Analyst's Brownfield Intelligence Network conference Ground Gas 2021 highlighted several initiatives which have recently or are set to emerge, which are simultaneously challenging and exciting
Awareness of PFAS contamination continues to increase across the world. Jake Hurst, PFAS lead for Arcadis in the UK, describes the role that his company is playing in tackling it, in the US, Europe and elsewhere
Plans for a 15-minute neighbourhood in Gravesham, a new green belt in Test Valley, a 'smart development in Liverpool, climate change problems for one in Portsmouth and calls for low carbon developers in West Yorkshire
Robert Jenrick in another donor development decision, but agrees Bradford site after call in, while in Edinburgh a developer appeals over lateness and in Darwen it is houses planned near mine-shafts concerning residents.
It is also criticising allocations on the Levelling Up Fund that about a third of English areas picked to receive money are not in the top third of the most deprived regions, and with the Towns Fund, 39 out of 45 places chosen have Tory MPs.
The co-author of the Emerging Contaminants Handbook, and Tetra Tech’s recently appointed technical director and global PFAS practice lead Ian Ross, discusses how the DuPont settlement and recent tightening of standards by the DWI will impact the UK
Earlier this month Environment Analyst’s Brownfield Intelligence Network event, Brownfield Land Scotland 2021, covered a diverse set of subjects ranging from changes to the planning system and regulation post-Brexit, to ground gas risk assessments and remediating PFAS. Below is our summary.
Contamination fears were raised this week with groups joining forces against a development in Brighton, also leading to houses being rejected in Basingstoke, and rigorous conditions put on homes in Sterling.