Jackson Remediation launches in brownfield arena Locked

Launched this month Jackson Remediation, is seeking to shake up the remediation sector by offering a high-quality, tailored service at a competitive price

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Brownfield Land Scotland: new era emerging Locked

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.

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Brownfield review: Brighton | Basingstoke | Sterling | Newcastle | Isle of Wight Locked

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.

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Campaign groups step up fight against London Resort plans Locked

The Save Swanscombe Marshes campaign fighting to have the area designated as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) while businesses are considering legal action over the scoping application.

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Ground Gas 2021: Authors present latest practitioner guidance Locked

Ground Gas 2021 features the latest guidance on mine gas risk assessment, CL:AIRE’s Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme and CIRIA’s guidance on retrofitting hazardous ground gas protection measures

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Supreme Court Shell decision could be far-reaching Locked

A group of 42,500 Nigerian farmers and fishermen from Nigeria have been given the go-ahead to take Shell to court in the UK

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Campaign groups unite and question what is a brownfield? Locked

Campaign groups have united against plans for two new towns in the local plan consultation and one is questioning whether an abandoned brownfield site is now greenfield.

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Profits fall at Inland Homes in challenging year Locked

Despite a reported fall in profit before tax and revenue, Inland Homes saw record land holdings, increasing housing completions and significant land sales

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London Plan agreed – but not without recrimination Locked

Disagreements on housing, greenbelt and building heights between the government and the GLA have been resolved and the London Plan can proceed.

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Brownfield review: Leamington Spa | Neath | Winchester | Walsall | Derby | Battersea Locked

Environmental impact, flooding and potential contamination are cited as reasons not to have housing, as two important employment and industrial sites go ahead in the Midlands, this week

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Government exceeds public land sale target Locked

More than 2100 sites have been sold in the past five years amounting to more than 5,200 ha of land and hundreds of under-used and empty buildings .

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MM secures approval for Acton brownfield development Locked

British privately-owned management, engineering and development secures go ahead with masterplan, design, engineering and and environmental support services

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VertaseFLI unfazed by Covid-19 restrictions Locked

The fundamentals and prospects for VertaseFLI remain strong according to its annual report for 2019. QDS integration contributes to 62% revenue surge

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Could ‘Dark Waters’ PFAS litigation set precedent? Locked

A $4bn funding pot has been created by three chemical companies which have caused damaging PFAS pollution in the US. But legal battles are set to continue in North America and elsewhere, as Will Hachett reports

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America, UK

Dutch court orders Shell to pay compensation over Niger Delta oil spills Locked

In a ruling which could have implications for multinational oil firms, the Dutch Appeal Court has ruled that the Nigerian subsidiary of Shell has to pay compensation over oil spills.

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Global, UK

Brownfield Land Scotland update: latest speaker list available Locked

The latest speaker list for Environment Analyst’s upcoming Brownfield Land Scotland conference is now available and can be viewed below.

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Brownfield registers not fit for purpose Locked

There were warnings three years ago there were problems ahead with brownfield registers. A report from a developer, U+I says they have not been addressed and now the registers are needed at the heart of the proposed new digitally driven planning system, they are currently not fit for purpose.

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Housing completions up 185% from last quarter Locked

Over thirty five thousand dwellings were started in July to September last year, and forty five thousand were completed

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Public to be given right to buy unused land Locked

Government proposals also include under-used land and have met with mixed reactions ranging from 'gamechanger' to a cynical asset grab

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East London regeneration win for Soilfix Locked

Remediation contractor Soilfix wins contract to demolish buildings and prepare a site for building in Newham

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MPs and councils say housing targets still too high Locked

Controversial housing algorithm scrapped, but local support for Jenrick’s planning proposals is thin on the ground - even within his own party. Ian Grant reports

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WMCA gets £51m for brownfield development Locked

The region gets more than half the National Brownfield Housing Fund and will deploy it through its Single Commissioning Framework to support recovery plans.

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Brownfield review: Swanscombe | Edinburgh | Birmingham | Manchester | Barnet Locked

A Development Consent Order has gone in for the London Resort, conflicts over the use of green space in Edinburgh and Manchester and deal between residential developers, this week.

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Pagabo sets up £47bn developer framework Locked

The framework features nine lots covering three contract structures, different development sectors and separate value bands.

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Scottish Government pledges £50m for derelict land areas Locked

The move, part of a post-Covid-19 recovery drive, aims to use natural capital, help Scotland meet its net-zero target and help communities most affected by the pandemic.

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National Brownfield Institute gets planning permission Locked

The Institute received £14.85m from the government's Get Building Fund and a spokesman said it will be a big step to achieving large scale brownfield remediation across the UK.

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Committee brands housing performance ‘deplorable’ Locked

Public Accounts Committee lambasts government’s performance on new housing delivery. Brownfield land in cities to be prioritised for new development [again]

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Methane and flood fears for Dudley development Locked

Countryside Properties is seeking pre-application advice from Dudley Council with a view to building houses on a contaminated brownfield site

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Construction ‘mini surge’ cools down Locked

With COVID-19 back, the construction sector is not out of the woods yet and materials shortages are biting hard

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Anthrax fears halt Swindon flats development Locked

A Swindon developer has three years to prove that land formerly used for an abattoir is safe to build on

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