Brownfield first key to levelling up Locked

Brownfield development has a critical function to play in the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda according to a report by the Environment Industries Commission

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Contaminated land review: Rochdale | Erewash | Manchester | polluter pays Locked

Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) found at 'cleaned up' and validated site, Edwardian buildings to be demolished for contaminated land survey, issues over clean-up costs in Manchester plan, and Polluter Pays amendment for Building Safety Bill

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Government commits £58m to brownfield homes Locked

The government hopes the funding will result in 5,600 brownfield homes within three years and support up to 17,000 jobs across the housing and construction sector and the wider economy

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Johnson and Gove position brownfield at heart of levelling up agenda Locked

Recent comments from both Boris Johnson and Michael Gove show the cabinet is rallying behind the levelling up agenda - with brownfield land a spearhead

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Brownfield review: Bolton | Rochdale | Poole | Basildon | West Midlands Locked

Bolton looks for development partners, Willmott Dixon wins Rochdale regeneration contract, development rejected in Poole, as West Midlands Combined Authority awarded £33m and aims for 7500 homes

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Buro Happold acquires US sustainability consultancy Paladino Locked

Acquisition continues British firm’s expansion in North America

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Central Alliance wins spoil tip safety contract Locked

On the eve of the 55th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, Central Alliance is appointed to use satellite technology to assess the danger of spoil tips in South Wales

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Tories could win 1.6m more votes by building 2m homes Locked

Poll from C/T Local and the Adam Smith Institute also finds 75% support building on brownfields

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Residential property developer tax draft published Locked

The British Property Federation has written to new housing secretary, Michael Gove, and chancellor Rishi Sunak to exempt Build to Rent from the new tax

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No greenfield development for Edinburgh Locked

The Edinburgh City plan which stipulates no development on greenfield sites has met with criticism from developers and claims it is impractical

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Brownfield review: York / Rochdale / Frome / Hammersmith Locked

York residents given chance to design masterplan online, former chemical site raises its head again, a potential judicial review in Frome, and do cross country runs constitute previously developed land?

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MD announced for Waterman Infrastructure & Environment Locked

Appointment of Andrew Ferguson reflects the sustained growth of Waterman’s Infrastructure and Environment business over the last three years

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RSK acquires Electrokinetic and EiB Locked

14th & 15th purchase of the 2021/22 FY adds innovative remediation technology, and bid writing expertise

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Gove in, Jenrick out as zoning set to be dropped Locked

Michael Gove has replaced Robert Jenrick as housing secretary as widespread unofficial reports are claiming that mandatory housing targets and the zonal planning system will be dropped

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Atkins wins national asset register contract Locked

Once operational, NUAR is expected to deliver around £350m/yr in benefits by avoiding accidental asset strikes, improving the efficiency of works and better data sharing

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Contaminated Land: Perth | Dudley | Easton | Buckingham | Biochar Locked

Who is responsible for contamination caused by flooding? Lead and Beryllium causes angst in Norfolk, as a closed loop biochar initiative gets backing in Scotland, and who did 80 skeletons with hands tied in Buckinghamshire belong to?

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Marlowe acquires asbestos specialist Santia for £4.5m Locked

LSE-listed Marlowe plc snaps up Cardiff-based environmental safety testing and consultancy services firm Santia

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Brownfield review: West Bromwich | Aberdeen | Fife | Croydon | Cricklewood Locked

Surprising reaction to Wellbeing Tower in West Bromwich, as Aberdeen brownfields get boost, Fife goes for a CPO and industrial and logistics continues apace in England

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Vistry announces science-based net zero plan Locked

New entrant to UK construction lays out green credentials in net zero strategy and sustainability appointments 

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Dwellings per hectare critical in inspectors’ decisions Locked

Inspectorate rules that densities achievable on a brownfield site will not be suitable for family homes, but overturns a Council decision that an independent living proposal is over-development

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Berkeley issues green bonds for brownfield developments Locked

Berkeley is bringing forward 29 challenging brownfield sites around the country

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Hargreaves – out of coal and into brownfield Locked

The group says it anticipates strong growth in its property development business and has seen strong demand for distribution centres

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Cambridge’s low carbon plans threatened by water scarcity Locked

Adventurous low carbon, high biodiversity and socially inclusive local plans could be hampered by slow delivery of water infrastructure

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Green belt issues proliferate in August Locked

Planning inspectors rule on individual sites, as resistance to local plans rises across the country

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Brownfield review: West Midlands | West Yorkshire | company news Locked

Combined authorities give generous funding for brownfield, but Bradford ask why Leeds has double the funds, as warehouse permissions proliferate and Build to Rent goes from strength to strength

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UNESCO strips Liverpool of World Heritage status because of regeneration plans Locked

Some say UNESCO is 'out of touch', others say the loss is due to weak planning and regulation of new development. Environment Analyst investigates

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High streets could provide up to 500,000 homes Locked

The Policy Exchange says every council should prepare a commercial assessment and release land for mixed use regeneration and the government should reform the business rate system

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Government legislates for good design Locked

The government says the National Model Design Code (NMDC) will ensure the planning system helps to create more attractive buildings and places

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Government backtracks on flat rate national infrastructure levy  Locked

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick says councils will determine how to provide the homes they need, with communities having a greater voice from the start of the planning process

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Brownfield review: Glasgow | West Midlands | London | Manchester | Falmouth Locked

Leave brownfield alone and ecological gems will come, in Glasgow, as sustainable energy stipulations affect designs and layouts in London and a row bubbling over shipping containers for the homeless in Manchester

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