Homes England backs Waterbeach new town Locked

Infrastructure loan secured for the Waterbeach Barracks former Bomber Command base in Cambridgeshire: “the best brownfield site in the country”

UK

Cambridge planners release low carbon district proposals Locked

The planners want to "show others how, through planning policy, we can create new districts that prioritise community cohesion and enable a zero-carbon way of life."

UK

Brownfield roundup: Southwark | Birmingham | Glasgow | Swindon | Stonehenge Locked

Mixed-use developments in London and Birmingham, potential EIA's in Swindon and Aldermaston, Tesla and Warrington rumours, and a big archaeological dig at Stonehenge

UK

Big year for ground gas in the UK Locked

We preview upcoming guidance on mine gas risk assessment & retrofitting hazardous ground gas protection measures and get an update on the Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme

UK

£12m added to derelict land and empty homes scheme Locked

Since No Use Empty launched in 2005 it has returned 6,326 homes back into use and provided £33.7m in short term secured loans.

UK

Neighbouring councils may build homes for Oxford Locked

Oxford’s neighbouring district councils will need to build more homes than the city will build itself, say inspectors

UK

Brownfield round-up: Southend | Nuneaton | Birmingham | Stoke | Huddersfield | GPE Locked

Flood risk stalls homes in Shoebury; a big regeneration plan for Digbeth; Huddersfield links UN SDGs to 31,000 homes; and a developer sets up a COVID-19 charity

UK

Aberdeen opens up Local Development Plan and Delivery Programme Locked

Changes include seven intervention areas, wider uses of leisure and service uses for retail frontages and an Energy Transition Zone supporting low carbon and renewable energy industries.

UK

Green belt warehouse plans called in Locked

UK

UK ‘playing catch up’ on invasive species Locked

Government responds to select committee call for a ‘biosecurity citizens’ army’ to tackle £1.8bn invasive species issue

UK

Public sector-led regeneration revival possible Locked

Remember when regeneration was primarily led by the public sector in the 90s and early 00s? It could be about to make a comeback. Ian Grant reports

UK

Brownfield site review: St Helens | Coventry | Sheffield | Ludlow Locked

Application deemed inappropriate in the current crisis, an argument over'flawed figures', a dispute over viability, and 'detrimental densities' on a brownfield in Ludlow, this week.

UK

On-site distancing rules relaxed as lockdown lifts Locked

CLC relaxes fifteen-minute rule in new site operating procedures for COVID-19

UK

COVID-19: construction is ‘canary in the coalmine’ Locked

The government was desperate this week to keep construction sites open and housebuilders in business. It had a cunning plan. But nobody told Boris

UK

Developer re-submits plans following court case Locked

The application says the judge ruled there was no requirement that potential contamination issues had to be assessed and dealt with prior to a grant of planning permission.

UK

EPA announces $65.6m brownfield grants Locked

According to the EPA, every $100,000 spent on assessments and clean-up has leveraged 8.5 jobs, and property values of homes near revitalised brownfields sites increased between 5% and 15%.

Global, North America, UK

Campaign group sees 5,200 homes dropped Locked

Inspector rules against homes in local plan near rich wildlife area after four years of campaigning by local group.

UK

Construction ‘knocked back a decade’ by COVID-19 Locked

Vacuum of output knocks the sector back a decade as UK construction PMI plummets

UK

Sea level rise threatens Sizewell C Locked

Structural engineer claims Sizewell C could be in deep water as our climate warms

UK

Off-the-shelf solution to UK’s housing crisis Locked

Why modular housing could be the UK’s answer to brownfield development in spite of COVID-19 restrictions

UK

Ebbsfleet expansion secured through delegated powers Locked

The first phase of a new village for Ebbsfleet Garden City has gained planning permission

UK

Brownfield site review: Bradford | Brighton | Coventry | Sterling | South Shields | Liverpool Locked

An inspector rules housing trumps landscape, councillors argue they have been forced to develop on greenfield, a mayor thinks housing numbers are wrong , along with several large site applications this week.

UK

Brownfield land values holding but home predictions down Locked

Prices were supported by strong demand for houses across regional cities but a warning on home completions this year.

UK

Street calls for early release of £4.2bn fund Locked

Several shovel-ready schemes are awaiting funding and transport investment is seen as a critical part of the recovery.

UK

RPS manages Birmingham brownfield development Locked

UK

Brownfield review: Gateshead | Chatham | Gatwick | Evesham | Bury St Edmunds Locked

Some large scale developments this week, along with residents complaining their villages are bursting at the seams, and a construction company going into administration.

UK

PFAS – a global contamination issue Locked

Environment Analyst’s virtual seminar on PFAS shed light on the subject from an international perspective bringing together experts from the science and laboratory communities, geotechnical engineering and remediation from the UK, Australia and the United States.  Will Hatchett reports.

Europe, Global, UK

Hydrock awarded major nuclear waste contract Locked

The HAW programme, managed by RWM, includes supporting integrated radioactive waste management, Magnox decommissioning, dealing with problematic waste and near surface disposal.

UK

Is it all change for town centres? Locked

The Covid 19 crisis is having a dramatic short-term effect and is set to quicken the pace of change in town centres and high streets with councils set to take a much more proactive role. Ian Grant listens to a panel debate put on by The Voice of Authority on what role councils will play in town centres in 2021.

UK

Rail is key to Rochdale regeneration Locked

Rochdale area's five stations with a sixth on the cards puts it in a good position to repurpose brownfield sites along the Calder Valley.

UK