Conservationists wait for legal protection over London’s Disneyland Locked

Conservationists opposing plans for a huge theme park south of the Thames, one of two UK homes for a rare jumping spider are waiting for legal protection to be officially declared

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BRIC links up with Land Hero Locked

BRIC can utilise a bespoke search tool enabling it to highlight brownfield sites to a national audience of developers and land buyers

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Housing secretary could designate wildbelts Locked

The signs are that wildbelts will be included in the Planning Bill whereby landowners would "opt in" to designate their land and receive subsidies in return for rewilding programmes

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Industrial north needs gap funds and loans to level up Locked

The Industrial Communities Alliance says due to low land values, private companies don't develop space in the old industrial areas and communities need gap funding and loans to help level up

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Brownfield review: Forfar | Aberdeen | Edinburgh | Bournemouth | Manchester Locked

Residents object to manifestations of the energy transition, as a developer says its permission is not green enough and an SSSI halts another

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Superfund resources set to increase via tax revival Locked

Calls to reinvigorate the contaminated site clean-up program gain traction

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Brownfield review: Black Country | Staines | Birmingham | Cambridge Locked

As councils launch the Black Country Plan with over 7,000 homes on the green belt, West Midland mayor calls for a brownfield review, as towers proposed and rejected and Savills IM gains success with zero carbon industrial development

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Every development needs a climate goal, says CCC Locked

The Committee on Climate Change has warned progress has fallen short on ensuring suitable building standards and the Planning Bill "misses the powerful opportunity" to ensure developments and infrastructure are compliant with the net zero goal

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Government pushing ahead with planning reforms, regardless Locked

Councils complain they can't build out or up, as rebel Conservative MPs say they will not accept what is being put forward. There is big trouble brewing.

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Berkeley bucks the trend Locked

Any fundamental structural shifts brought about by COVID-19 wouldn’t harm a city like London, says chief executive

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Council plans for ‘wildbelt’ along Bristol borders Locked

The initiative includes linking green areas creating grassland and wildflower meadows, building ponds, restoring hedges and planting around 6,000 new trees.

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Business leaders debate sustainability within the brownfield sector Locked

Senior representatives from ten environmental & engineering consultants, remediation contractors and developers discussed the role of the brownfield & regeneration sector in delivering sustainability

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Consultants urged to use British Standard for VOC soil data Locked

Older methods of collecting Volatile Organic Compound soil data are still being accepted by regulators, but soil sampling experts are pushing for increased standards with the use of the new British Standard method

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Brownfield review: Barry | Bolton | Telford | Rugeley | St Helens Locked

Hydrocarbon storage plans alert regulators, as mixed views emerge on distribution centres, differing fortunes for former coal mining areas, as grants enable developments in Manchester and Liverpool, as Andy Street defends expenses

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Councillor resignation strikes at heart of housing numbers debate Locked

There is confusion in some councils as to whether the government housing targets are absolute, a minimum or if the council themselves can choose them.

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Labour argues donations amount to developers’ charter Locked

It argues the percentage of property companies' donations to Conservative Campaign Headquarters and local associations represent a 'cosy' relationship

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Perfect storm hits building projects Locked

Significant price increases for materials, problems at ports, and record demand have led to warnings that building projects may be delayed and some firms may shut

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Homes England’s new delivery system helps SMEs Locked

The system enables developers and house builders to join the agency’s list of preferred developers whenever they choose

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Brownfield finance: Atelier Capital | Northwood Investors | Partner Construction | Hargreaves Services | U+I Locked

Atelier Capital announces bigger reserves for smaller developers, while Northwood secures BTR investment as Hargreaves flags good results, while a loss for U+I

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MHCLG criticises housing formula analysis Locked

Conservative MPs have been alerted by an analysis, to the potential dangers of many more houses being built on the green belt in Southern England, while MHCLG say the calculations are flawed

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Closing date for Brownfield Awards is 4 June Locked

Due to popular demand and as things emerge from the lock-down restrictions, the closing date for the 2021 Brownfield Awards has been extended

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Brownfield review: Amber Valley | Bradford | Manchester | Longbridge | York Locked

Residents uncomfortable about houses planned on a landfill, as housing plans in Bradford and Manchester thrown out, and a couple of famous industrial sites set to be re-developed

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French construction group acquires stake in Dunton Environmental Locked

Soletanche Freyssinet acquires significant equity stake in Midlands-based remediation and waste management firm

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The brave new world of council housing delivery Locked

Ian Grant provides the latest developments in council house building ahead of the third UCL progress report this summer

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Radioactive clean-up of Dalgety Bay to start at last Locked

Ministry of Defence contractors can commence excavating asbestos and radioactive particles caused by radium coated instruments from World War II planes

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Three Category 4 Screening Levels published Locked

Each report explains how the C4SL was derived including an explanation of toxicological decisions and exposure contributions for each land use and pathway, and their use is encouraged by the Environment Agency

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Population estimates for housing ruled “inconsistent” Locked

The Office for Statistics Regulation has asked the Office for National Statistics to investigate the issue associated with cities with large student populations and change some of its working methods

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Brownfield a key election issue Locked

The brownfield issue came up in many of the mayoral and local elections across the country

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Brownfield review: Greenland | MCR Property | First Base | Hargreaves | Savills Locked

Our resident brownfield specialist Ian Grant summarises the latest developments in brownfield sites up and down the country with intelligence from Greenland, Knight Frank, MCR Property Group, First Base and many more

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Walsall 'contaminated land' scheme rises from the ashes Locked

Residents express concerns about the clean-up process but the council says there were far more positives because of this development and unanimously backed the scheme

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