Brownfield review: Liverpool | Salford | Rochdale | Leeds | London Locked

In Liverpool, worries over lack of control on lorry parks, while in Salford, a victory for brownfield , a new Neighbourhood concept development in Rochdale, and a warning to infill developers in south London, this week.

UK

WMCA clean-up loan releases industrial site Locked

The £3.6m loan will enable clean-up of the 2.7-acre industrial site, helping smaller local companies find premises.

UK

Liverpool publish plan to keep UN World Heritage status Locked

A development prospectus for the North Shore shows moderated building heights, less massing and enhanced heritage views in an attempt to retain World Heritage status

UK

Yorkshire councils back devolution deal Locked

Brownfield development is one area set to benefit from the additional £1.8bn public investment to the region

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Government adds £30m boost to local housing initiatives Locked

Councils can bid for £20m towards remediation and infrastructure to bring forward housing sites, while partnerships can make bids to a £10m fund for property programmes.

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Brownfield review: Manchester | Sefton | Warrington | Coventry | Teesside Locked

A key development starts in Manchester, social housing in Sefton, retirement homes in High Streets and problems with Coventry figures this week.

UK

Record community land buy-out in South Scotland Locked

The former mining village is set to invest in affordable housing and develop tourism, local businesses and visitor attractions.

UK

Conservative MPs rail against housing assessment plans Locked

Tory MPs point out that the proposed housing assessment method leads to disproportionate development in the shires and suburbs, while neglecting urban areas and brownfields.

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London Resort plans come under fire Locked

Councils concerned over the impact the theme park development would have on town centres, Buglife is worried over the effects on invertebrates and businesses over lack of details on relocation.

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Brownfield deals: Homes England | PfP igloo | Allies and Morrison | Urban&Civic | Willmott Dixon Locked

Homes England's Macclesfield intervention means homes for five housebuilders, Newcastle City Council choses PfP igloo for key site, Allies and Morrison get Craven masterplan, and Urban&Civic and partners set for 3,520 homes in Basingstoke.

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Harworth Group reports strong underlying fundamentals Locked

It is prioritising capital expenditure on seven major development sites where agreed sales are in place for later in 2020.

UK

Rees-Mogg: No deal Brexit will not derail regeneration Locked

Commons leader expresses relief at not being bound by EU state aid rules and indicates regeneration schemes may be beneficiaries.

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Brownfield Review: Birmingham | Brighton | Fareham | Flintshire | Swanscombe Locked

Different reactions to a couple of 1,000 plus tower blocks in Birmingham, and opposing opinions on a gasworks development in Brighton, a U-turn over a monastery and a consultation on a 535 acre Swanscombe resort plan.

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Construction sector gets back to business Locked

ONS figures show construction on the rise from May, with house building and infrastructure leading the way

UK

Landmark Information launches specialist coal report Locked

UK

WMCA invests £4m into Icknield Port Loop Locked

The development is part of a new 1,150 home waterside neighbourhood where many components are being built off-site before being delivered and assembled at Port Loop.

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Brownfield review: York | Hirwaun | Harrow | Selby | Sefton | Beeston Locked

Excitement in York, objections in Hirwaun and Harrow, and Network Rail turns to modular housing

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Public sector car parks could house thousands of homes Locked

Overall, the land covered by these car parks across England could be used to build 2.1 million homes.

UK

GHD strengthens contaminated land capability Locked

Australian-headquartered GHD has made three appointments to strengthen its contamination, assessment and remediation (CAR) service line and grow its environmental consultancy services in the UK and wider EMEA region.

Europe, Global, UK

Brownfield review: Basingstoke | Caerphilly | Inverness | Birmingham | St Helens Locked

Logistics holding up well, homes trump trees in Caerphilly, revised housing demand in Inverness, and cramming at a colliery in St Helens, this week.

UK

Councils say support package is far too small Locked

Although councils have welcomed the government support package, the public accountancy body, CIPFA estimates councils still have to find £1.2bn.

UK

New setback for Liverpool regeneration Locked

Two major Liverpool developments have hit the rocks. Is it a sign that the latest development bubble has burst?

UK

Steady as she goes for Soilfix Locked

Knocked back from March to May, Soilfix hasn’t lost any contracts because of COVID-19. It expects to finish the year in profit. Will Hatchett reports

UK

Taylor Wimpey anticipates home-working demand Locked

It is using some of the £522m raised in an investor cash call to buy land at reduced prices – particularly in East Anglia and the South West.

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Brownfield review: Market directions | Dartford | Stevenage | Coventry | Edinburgh Locked

Is the housing market going in both directions at once? Massive warehouse gets green light, Forster country to be developed, resistance to McDonald's drive-through, and human bones, cannonball and whale remains emerge in Leith.

UK

US EPA provides $6.9m in brownfield loans Locked

The 25 communities selected are from nine regions and include Maine, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Indiana, Oklahoma, St.Louis and Humboldt.

Global, North America, United States

Insurers and pension funds set for £150bn infrastructure investments Locked

L&G points to brownfields requiring anything between £100m-£1bn to which it says are particularly well suited.

UK

Leeds Council exonerated over site allocations plan Locked

The judge recognised the high importance to the council to have the SAP in place to avoid unplanned development through lost appeals due to the council not having a five-year land supply.

UK

Homes England funds key sites for 20,000 homes Locked

The loan funding is from the government’s £4.5bn Home Building Fund and will enable the schemes to invest in infrastructure necessary to speed up the construction.

UK

House price sensitivity factor in brownfield development Locked

Research has found that observed land use changes between 2007 and 2011 were disproportionately concentrated in high price areas.

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