Programme

  1. Registration and Refreshments

  2. Opening remarks from the Chair

    Matt Gardner Matt Gardner
    Partner & Senior Technical Director, Arcadis
  3. Keynote  Making land available for development: Strategies to facilitate the viability and delivery of brownfield and contaminated sites

    Cllr Sean Coughlan Cllr Sean Coughlan
    Portfolio Lead for Housing & Land, West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) & Leader, Walsall Council
  4. Unlocking brownfield potential: Strategies to overcome the barriers affecting the development of brownfield land

    • Examining the role of brownfield registers in identifying and recording suitable brownfield sites as the first step to unlocking their potential for development
    • Detailing findings from research as part of CPRE’s Housing Foresight Series in removing the obstacles to brownfield development on both small and large brownfield sites
    • Examining the draft changes to planning practice guidance on viability and how these may affect the delivery of development on brownfield and contaminated land
    Rebecca Pullinger Rebecca Pullinger
    Planning Campaigner & Brownfield Lead, CPRE
  5. Q&A

  6. Morning Refreshments and Networking

  7.  

    Funding Brownfield Development: Innovative solutions and new funding approaches to minimise the risks associated with developing brownfield and contaminated sites

  8. “Any which way you can”

    Stoke on Trent City council have used numerous ways to deal with issues of land remediation, the cost of site investigations and the mitigation of risks. Debbie will share practical examples of how this has been achieved, how it’s not always about up front funding, but when necessary, how government money has been used to assist this process.

    Debbie Hope Debbie Hope
    Strategic Manager for Housing Growth ‎, Stoke-on-Trent City Council
  9. Developer's Perspective: Partnership Working at its Best - Demonstrating how local authorities, developers, and other stakeholders can work together to increase delivery of brownfield sites

    Andrew Spencer Andrew Spencer
    Head of Land and Partnerships, Keepmoat Homes
  10. Practicalities of using Brownfield Registers as an effective and workable tool in identifying brownfield land available for development

    • Assessing what impact brownfield registers have had so far in bringing forward sites for development
    • Exploring the extent to which the initial registers compiled to meet the deadline are a realistic and workable tool and how these could be improved
    • Examining how sites will be entered onto Part 2 of registers:
      • clarifying Government guidance and support to complete this step
      • what is the appetite of local authorities for listing sites in Part 2 and what are the barriers / motivations?
      • how will registers be maintained and used effectively going forward?
    • Determining when direct application for PiP is likely to be in force, the types of development eligible and information requirements
    • Assessing the implications of listed sites for developers and consultants and associated liabilities- who ultimately decides if a site is viable for development?
    Tom Dillarstone Tom Dillarstone
    Principal Planning Officer, Mansfield District Council
  11. Q&A

  12. Lunch

  13. Making land available for development and bringing life to brownfield sites

    • Identifying the barriers to developing brownfield land and other challenging sites and the measures that could be taken to influence these:
      • identifying value tipping points
    • Effectively dealing with contamination and legacy issues to optimise land supply and accelerate brownfield development
    • Achieving successful collaboration between local authorities, developers, and other stakeholders to increase the availability and viability of land

    The Brownfield Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC)  was developed by the University of Wolverhampton to bring together academia with key public and private sector stakeholders, including the Black Country LEP, to develop cost effective and sustainable solutions to brownfield development.

    Kirsty Gough Kirsty Gough
    Knowledge Transfer Manager, Brownfield Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC)
  14. Making land available for development and bringing life to brownfield sites

    Drawing on examples including HS2, Icknield Port Loop and the Advanced Manufacturing Hub, the following topics will be covered:

    • Identifying the barriers to developing brownfield land and other challenging sites and the measures that could be taken to influence these
    • Effectively dealing with contamination and legacy issues to optimise land supply and accelerate brownfield development
    • Achieving successful collaboration between local authorities, developers, and other stakeholders to increase the availability and viability of land
    Jacob Bonehill Jacob Bonehill
    Principal Planning Policy Officer, Birmingham City Council
  15. Regional Case Study: Lessons learned from the Avenue Coking Works regeneration project

    • Examining the role of value engineering
    • DQRA for arsenic
    • DQRA for Benzo(a)pyrene
    • The value of the independent advisor
    • Exploring public projects promoting UK expertise
    • Public projects as learning and research spaces

     

    Dr Paul Nathanail Dr Paul Nathanail
    Managing Director, Land Quality Management Ltd
  16. Q&A

  17. Afternoon Refreshments and Networking

  18. Outlining the implications of changes to waste management regulations for brownfield development projects

    • Detailing changes to the landfill tax regime as of April 2018 and the implications of these for the disposal of materials
    • Examining the impact of these changes on the quality of materials used in development projects
    • How will the new guidance impact on existing DoWCoP and quality protocols for aggregate re-use in brownfield development
    • What are the likely cost and landfill tax liability implications of these changes?
    Jonathan Atkinson
    Technical Specialist, Groundwater & Contaminated Land, Environment Agency
  19. Increasing confidence for developers and improving land viability through better ground investigation and risk assessment

    • Reducing development uncertainty through improved data and more accurate remediation costings
    • Exploring the use of smart technologies and 3D visualisation to more confidently de-risk sites – case study example
    Tim Cawood Tim Cawood
    Project Manager, Midlands, Harworth Group
  20. Effective risk assessment and management of the environmental impact of abandoned and historic mines

    • Highlighting the environmental impacts and risks posed by mining legacy
    • Identifying the extent to which mining legacy may affect a site and any future development on it
    • Related considerations for the planning and design of any future development
    • Effective mine-water management
    Chris Telford Chris Telford
    Principal Development Manager, Planning and Local Authority Liaison, The Coal Authority
  21. Q&A

  22. Closing remarks from the Chair and close of conference