This Brownfield Briefing event titled, Regeneration, Brownfield Development & City Regions will take place on Thursday November 12, 2015 at 09:00 in Sheffield, Cutler’s Hall, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
This event will bring together a unique mix of speakers to discuss both policy and funding mechanisms to help successfully “unlock” brownfield and challenging sites.
In order to deliver the future levels of housing required in the UK, and avoid developing on contentious greenfield land, attention is turning towards brownfield sites to meet development needs. Additionally, the development of a “Northern Powerhouse” and achieving high levels of regeneration, including infrastructure, commercial and housing development outside of London & the South East of England, will bring renewed focus onto former industrial sites, coalfields and other brownfield sites.
However, there are significant barriers affecting the viability of brownfield sites and preventing their redevelopment. Many formerly-used sites are considered unviable by developers because of the high risks, costs and complexity associated with them. Complicated or unclear ownership makes land purchase difficult and then coupled with physical obstacles such as contamination and lack of infrastructure, mean that bringing brownfield land back into re-use is costly, complex and fraught with uncertainties.
Phillipa Silcock, Principal Consultant, Planning Advisory Service
Rob Pearson, Head of Area Sheffield City Region & The Humber, Homes & Communities Agency
Richard Blyth, Head of Policy Practice & Research, Royal Town Planning Institute
Matthew Good, Planning Manager – Local Plans, Home Builders Federation
Gareth Blacker, Head of Transactions, HCA Investments, Homes and Communities Agency
Mark Cawood, Planning & Building Control Manager, Cofely
Andrew Gates, Head of Policy, Sheffield City Region Executive Team
Clive Skidmore, Head of Development, Birmingham City Council
Charlotte Alldritt, Director of Public Services and Communities, RSA
Ian Ross, Partner, Arcadis
Nathan Renison, Regeneration Officer, Halton Borough Council
Andy Pack, Director, 31ten Consulting
Mike Taylor, Managing Director, Chilmark Consulting
Chris Pownall, Director of Business Consulting, Systra
Professor Andy Cundy, Head of Environment & Technology, University of Brighton
Professor Paul Bardos, Director, r3 Environmental Technology Ltd
Latest Government Policy on brownfield development and mechanisms that will be used to support it
Update on Devolution deals and how the creation of new City Regions will accelerate regeneration
How non-viable brownfield sites could be “unlocked” and accelerated through planning
Practicalities of using Housing Zones and Local Development Orders to optimise brownfield development and achieve housing targets
Reducing uncertainty in remediation to increase confidence in brownfield development
Exploring a range of innovative tax, funding and insurance options to fund remediation and redevelopment.
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