Programme

  1. Registration and Networking

  2. Chair’s Welcome and Introduction

    Ann Barker Ann Barker
    Lead Officer Contaminated Land, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  3. Keynote  Building a Northern Powerhouse

    The Northern Powerhouse is all about boosting the local economy through the means of innovation, skills growth, infrastructure investment and culture, with strong backing from Government, including the promise to fund the high-speed rail route between Manchester and Leeds. Between 2015 and 2020 the government will have spent over £13 billion improving and modernising northern transport – a record level of investment, whilst also tackling housing, the business environment, citizens and research and development.

    • Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of the Northern Powerhouse;
    • How the Northern Powerhouse is dealing with development and infrastructure;
    • Future plans and investments.
    Dr Alan James Dr Alan James
    Partner, Expert Alliance
  4. The Regeneration Game

    Gordon Wilson Gordon Wilson
    Managing Director, VHE Construction Plc
  5. Refreshments and Networking

  6. Land Acquisition and Funding
  7. Strategic Land Promotion

    • Finding suitable land identified through Local Plans;
    • Working with multi-agencies;
    • Understanding the planning hurdles;
    • Setting the right planning strategy
    Paul Smith Paul Smith
    Managing Director, The Strategic Land Group
  8. Bringing Value from Brownfield

    • Understanding the societal, environmental and biodiversity benefits of brownfield;
    • Balancing the need between, housing, greenspace and industry;
    • Moving from place making to place keeping.
    Trevor Adey Trevor Adey
    Area Head of Business Development, The Land Trust
  9. Funding Brownfield Redevelopment

    • Land Remediation Relief (LRR) key features; 
    • Research and development tax incentives;
    • Tax structured grant funding
    Ben de Waal Ben de Waal
    Director, The Fiscal Incentives Group
  10. Lunch and Networking

  11. Welcome back

    Ann Barker Ann Barker
    Lead Officer Contaminated Land, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  12. Remediation Strategies and Techniques
  13. Sustainable Remediation Strategies – Engaging Grey Cells to Generate Social, Environmental and Economic “Win-Win-Win”

    • Sustainability is mainstream not an option.
    • BS ISO 18504:2017 Sustainable remediation
    • It’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it
    • That which you understand better, you manage better
    • Integrating sustainable remediation thinking into post-industrial brownfield redevelopment
    • Don’t forget resilience… to climate change
    Dr Paul Nathanail Dr Paul Nathanail
    Managing Director, Land Quality Management Ltd
  14. Next Generation Continuous Monitoring for Ground-Gas

    • Insights into the next generation of ground-gas continuous monitoring devices and services
    • Introduction to the GGS GasSentinel® instrumentation and its capabilities
    • Investigation into new analysis tools for risk assessment 
    John Naylor John Naylor
    Technical Director, GGS
  15. The Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Contaminated Land Risk Assessment

    • Understanding the role of UAV’s in the contaminated land agenda;
    • Revolutionising the approach to field-based site investigations;
    • Accepting UAV data as an integral part of the contaminated land industry’s digital tools.
    James Maxwell James Maxwell
    Managing Director, The Scan Station Ltd
  16. Closing Comments

    Ann Barker Ann Barker
    Lead Officer Contaminated Land, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  17. Afternoon Refreshments and Networking

  18. Regional Case Studies
  19. Case Studies

    Unfortunately due to the announcement of the General Election and the consequent dissolving of Parliament, we have now entered purdah resulting in the removal of the case study presentations.