Ensuring the effective use of land is a key objective for all councils in providing much needed new homes. Brownfield Land Development continues to be key in achieving these new housing targets.
But developing brownfield sites is not always straightforward and councils need to ensure that the brownfield land is safe for residential development before planning permission can be granted.
All brownfield sites need to be assessed by an experienced environmental consultant before they can be redeveloped. This involves an analysis of the soil, groundwater and surface water through testing for hazardous compounds, and ensures that appropriate measures are taken to reduce identified risks and liabilities. Any development plans must be made compliant with current regulations.
Earth Environmental and Geotechnical have extensive knowledge of brownfield site development offering a full range of services to help with the development of Brownfield sites.
Developing brownfield land is key priority for all councils including Manchester City Council, which has committed to supporting the delivery of at least 6,400 affordable homes between 2015 and 2025.
This is at least 20% of the total pipeline of 32,000 homes expected to be built during this period – and the Council is on track to exceed the affordable homes target up to 2025. Manchester has secured nearly £8m from the Brownfield Housing Fund to help deliver around 522 new homes.
Sites being funded
- Collyhurst Village, Collyhurst – 139 homes – part of the Victoria North project
- Back of Ancoats, City Centre – 275 homes
- Silk Street Development, Newton Heath – 69 homes
- Ancoats Dispensary – 39 homes
Brownfield housing funding for 500 Manchester new-builds https://www.constructionenquirer.com/2021/03/29/brownfield-housing-funding-for-500-manchester-new-builds/
Every local council has a register of available brownfield land in their local area. Latest analysis by CPRE shows that councils have already identified enough brownfield land for at least 1 million new homes. – a massive contribution to the homes we need for the future. And the council data shows two-thirds of these sites are ready to build on – so 600,000 of these homes could be delivered in the next five years.
Earth Environmental and Geotechnical provide a full range of services for the development of brownfield sites to ensure all potential risks are identified and a strategy is in place.
Phase 1: Desk Based Assessment
2: Ground Investigation
Phase 2b: Quantitative Risk Assessment
Phase 2c : Remediation Options Appraisal
Phase 3:Remedial Design Implementation Verification
Our Phased approach ensures you have a strategy in place to support a successful planning application.
At Earth Environmental and Geotechnical we support Local Authorities, Property Developers, Contractors, Architects with detailed risk assessments and understanding the development site.
If you are planning a development on Brownfield land and need advice on site investigation works and risk assessments give Earth Environmental a call on Tel: 0161 975 6088 or contact us now https://www.earthenvironmental.co.uk/contact-earth-environmental/
We offer pragmatic Geotechnical Site Investigation, Mining, Geotechnical and Geological Risk Assessment to a wide range of clients. So call now to discuss your project or development.