Practical Solutions for Accelerating Brownfield
Planning & Regeneration

11-12 November



Outlining Current Progress in New Planning Reforms and Assessing the Impact of COVID on National and Local Planning & Development  

  • Update on the timescales for implementation of the Business & Planning Bill and a planned National Brownfield Map  

  • Outlining what can be done to prioritise brownfield land and optimise the social and environmental benefits of bringing value back to formerly used sites   

  • Managing the balance between meeting housing targets and sustainable place-making





Detailing Land Available and How We are Accelerating the Delivery and Development of Land

  • Update on the development and use of the Land Hub

  • Clarifying what support and funding is available to help de-risk brownfield sites and increase deliverability

    • new grants and funding sources available for brownfield and housing development and how to access them

    • what “gap” or “top-up” funding is available to schemes that have initial investment but lack sufficient funding to progress

    • detailing the types of projects that have successfully received Government funding and the criteria that helped secure this money


Innovative Funding Mechanisms to Minimise Remediation & Development Risks & Facilitate Urban Regeneration   

  • Detailing different funding mechanisms and grants available to develop contaminated or derelict land and how to access them

  • Outlining the application of available tax reliefs to subsidise the cost of resolving complex challenges on brownfield sites: eligibility criteria and interaction with grant funding 

  • Exploring post COVID-19 mechanisms for economic regeneration



Case Study: Using the Gateshead Brownfield Ground Risk Calculator for Evaluating Sub-Surface Risks on Small to Medium Sites

  • Explaining how knowledge exchange leads to successful co-designed digital geoscience

  • Discussing how publicly available environmental data can improve our understanding of contamination and geotechnical hazards

  • A live demonstration of ground risk for a portfolio of small to medium sites on the Gateshead Brownfield Register

  • Exploring the potential benefits of spatial decision support tools in planning and developing brownfield land

Dr Darren Beriro, Geoenvironmental Scientist, British Geological Survey

Successfully Demonstrating Social Value in Brownfield Development Projects

  • Identifying key criteria that can be used to demonstrate the added value and positive impact a project can bring to the community

  • Examining techniques to quantify and demonstrate how regeneration can deliver societal benefits 

  • Effectively integrating social and economic wellbeing from the project out-set and aligning contract deliverables with the 25YEP

Case study: A Partnership Approach to Prioritising & “Unlocking” Brownfield Land & Generating Value on Difficult Sites  


Effectively Incorporating Biodiversity Net Gain in Local Development Planning 


Case Study: Exploring the Use of Off-Site Modular House-Building as a Tool to Meet Housing Targets 

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