UK's most senior planning lawyer has responded to criticism by an estate agent of his call for developers to build on green belt land.
There is enough suitable brownfield land to deliver thousands of new homes and make an immediate contribution towards meeting housing need.
Campaign to Protect Rural England has identified 2,600 new sites in the past year
There is around eight million square meters of vacant space in town and city centres across the UK, a third of which could be used to deliver 45,000 new homes, according to a new report.
The largest brownfield development site in Monmouthshire has been sold to Barratt Homes in a move set to boost Chepstow’s housing stock significantly.
A brownfield development site in Nottingham which agents say will “regenerate the area and give residents the opportunity to live on the doorstep of a nature reserve” is up for sale.
Acting on behalf of CDP Marshall, Davies Harrison Real Estate has sold 6.65 acres of residential development land in Hyde to Bellway Homes for an undisclosed sum.
An early masterplan for the future of land surrounding a West Yorkshire water treatment works is set to be unveiled today, which includes plans to build homes and industrial units.
Brownfield regeneration and property investment specialist Harworth has snapped up four sites totalling 299 acres in a deals worth a combined £45m.
Plans for a residential led mixed use scheme including a new multi-storey car park in Altrincham, Greater Manchester have been approved.
At least one million homes could be built on brownfield land, with more than two-thirds of them deliverable within five years.
The first phase of a £140m brownfield development scheme in East Leeds has got underway.
GS Property Holdings has bought a 4.86-acre Leicester city centre development site.
The land at Abbey Meadows consists of a brownfield site with an outline planning permission for residential development.
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has made a £3.7m grant to Telford & Wrekin Council to kick-start a number of housing scheme in the borough.
The award is significant because it is the first made to a non-constituent member of the combined authority – which comprises the metropolitan areas of Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and Dudley.
The money will allow building on previously-used derelict land to start, which in turn will lead to the construction of 540 new homes.
Plans to deliver a new £50m retail, leisure and office scheme on Yorkshire’s ‘largest ever brownfield development’ creating 700 new jobs, have been given the green light.
The scheme for the 740-acre Waverley site in Rotherham, just off junction 33 of the M1, would deliver over 190,000 sq ft of mixed-use space.
According to new research among property developers, releasing more publicly owned brownfield land for development is the biggest opportunity arising from the government’s recently launched housing white paper.
Housing and planning minister Gavin Barwell has announced that local authorities across England will now have to produce and maintain up-to-date registers listing all brownfield sites available for housing.
The registers will be available to the public and the aim of them is to help house builders identify suitable brownfield sites for development.
The government has anounced that it has given councils new tools to speed up development of derelict and underused land for new homes.
Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell announced that local authorities across the country will now have to produce and maintain up-to-date, publicly available registers of brownfield sites available for housing locally.
Leeds brownfield sites have been identified to enable 20,000 new homes to be delivered in the city by 2028.
84 sites in the six separate zones have been highlighted for development, as Leeds City Council takes a “proactive role” in encouraging funders and developers to invest in city infrastructure.
Property investors Harworth Group are fundraising via a share placing for £27.8m to support its growth.
The brownfield developer wants to accelerate the growth of its land portfolio.
It is placing 29.2m shares at a price of 95p per placing share which it hopes will raise proceeds of around £27.8m.
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