Refreshments and Networking
Keynote NPPF 2019: A New Approach to Viability
Defining viability assessments as, “the process of setting out the contributions expected from a development; ensuring financial viability based on the value generated by the development is more than the cost of developing it,'' the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG), alongside the revised NPPF 2019 strengthens the role of viability assessments at the plan making stage.
This places a greater ‘risk’ emphasis on the developer in regards to the redevelopment of brownfield sites and the evaluation of remediation costs and raises the profile of site investigation works as a method to balance the risk/viability.
Understanding this new approach and applying sound work practices at the plan making stage can reduce uncertainty and assist in the redevelopment and delivery of local plans.
How to assess if there's unacceptable risk, decide which options are the most suitable to manage the risk and implement remediation if needed
The Environment Agency has recently published (June 2019) an update to the Model Procedures for the Management of Contaminated Land (CLR11), that underpinned the remediation of contaminated sites since it was first issued 2004. Hear how the new update known as Land Contamination: Risk Management (LCRM) will affect your work procedures.Angela HaslamSenior Advisor, Land & Contamination Management Team, Environment Agency
In-situ remediation: the latest innovations and applications
As founder of Redox Tech, one of the United States’ leading remediation subcontractors, Dr Haselow has spent 24 years at the forefront of in-situ remediation research and delivery in the US. Speaking alongside Geostream UK chemical expert, Dr Olivia Hall, Dr Haselow will share his experiences with the latest in-situ technologies, discussing their applications, and their pros and cons.
As well as touching on Geostream UK’s current groundwater remediation projects, the presentation will cover:
Dr John HaselowPresident, Redox Tech, LLCDr Olivia HallTechnical Director, Chemical Technologies, Geostream UK
- Injectable activated carbon, delving into the pros and cons of the technology
- Sulfidated ZVI, including background on the technology and initial results
- Remediation of PFAS/PFOA – the advantages and disadvantages
Extended Question and Answer SessionAngela HaslamSenior Advisor, Land & Contamination Management Team, Environment AgencyDr John HaselowPresident, Redox Tech, LLCDr Olivia HallTechnical Director, Chemical Technologies, Geostream UK
Refreshments and Networking
- Delegates to move to individual streams Site Investigation or Remediation
Keynote Closing address: Financing Brownfield Redevelopment - Clarifying Government Support and Funding Available to De-Risk Brownfield Sites and Increase “Deliverability”
- Detailing exactly what funding, support and expertise is available to de-risk and redevelop brownfield sites:
- what will be expected of Local Authorities from such partnerships?
- how do Homes England allocate and prioritise funding and support?
- accessing the Marginal Viability Fund
- Detailing the types of projects that have successfully received Government funding and the criteria that helped secure this money
- Exploring what “gap” or “top-up” funding is available to schemes that have initial investment but lack sufficient funding to progress
Chairman’s Concluding Comments