Sunday, November 1, 2015

Event - Regeneration, Brownfield Development & City Regions

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.

Speakers

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

Key topics

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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