Strategies to Increase the Viability of Brownfield Land: Northern England focus

With a number of councils and combined authorities stating a clear brownfield-first policy, developing, and making the most of, formerly-used, derelict land is at the heart of local growth plans and regeneration in the North of England.  

However, frequently, the perception is that bringing brownfield land back into re-use is costly, has long timescales and is fraught with uncertainties. Obstacles such as complicated or unclear ownership makes land purchase difficult, and physical challenges such as contamination and lack of infrastructure significantly reduces the perceived viability of brownfield sites, hindering or preventing their redevelopment.  

Brownfield Briefing are pleased to be returning to Leeds with this informative one-day conference, providing updated policy, technical and funding solutions to help reduce the risks and potential costs of brownfield and contaminated land development, increasing investor and developer confidence; and so maximising viability.

This regionally-focused event will bring together local authority planning, regeneration and contaminated land officers, developers, policy-makers and other stakeholders to explore the effective use of available planning and funding mechanisms, solutions to overcome viability barriers such as uncertain ground conditions and contamination risk, and provide cost-effective and compliant remediation and waste management solutions  

With a specific regional focus on brownfield development and regeneration projects across the whole of the North of England, a large part of the programme consists of case studies and "real-life" projects, demonstrating successful partnership approaches to unlocking brownfield land and maximising growth and effective delivery.  

Event sponsorship

Brownfield Briefing is inviting appropriate sponsors and exhibitors to this event and, in doing so, to benefit from a complete promotional package in the lead up to the live event itself. To learn more about the full range of exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities at this conference, download the 2018 Exhibitor and Sponsorship Pack here, call +44 (0)203 637 2191 or email