Developing Brownfield Sites

With twin ambitions to build more homes while protecting the Green Belt, the Government is keen to see more development on brownfield land. The Housing & Planning Bill, currently going through Parliament, will create the legislative framework to make this happen. Local Authorities will be given a duty to produce a register of sites that will automatically receive ‘permission in principle’ for housing development. A separate ‘Brownfield Fund’ to help with the clearing of contaminated land has also been promised.

Join us on 1 March to be briefed on and discuss the latest Government plans to increase development on brownfield land and what they mean for the different stakeholders involved.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Sarah Fitzpatrick, Associate Director, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Jamie Ratcliffe, Assistant Director of Programme Policy & Services, Greater London Authority Housing & Land Directorate
  • Mike Taylor, Managing Director, Chilmark Consulting
  • Paul Miner, Planning Campaign Manager, CPRE
  • Stuart Reston, Head – Land Use Planning Team, Health & Safety Executive
  • Peter Witherington, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, RSK Group
  • Fraser Wells, Managing Director, Durkan Estates
  • Nick Wood-Dow, Deputy Chairman, Chelgate (event chair)


Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Creating local authority registers of brownfield sites
  • Automatic permission in principle: what it will apply to & how it will work
  • The relationship between brownfield sites and Starter Homes
  • Delivering planning permission for 90% of sites by 2020
  • Establishing and distributing a ‘Brownfield Fund’
  • Wider Housing & Planning Bill measures affecting brownfield land
  • Identifying sites for development & decontaminating land
  • Overcoming obstacles in the planning process
  • Learning from examples of successfully developed sites

The Event:

The morning session will focus on measures in The Housing & Planning Bill and wider Government plans to increase development on brownfield sites.

The afternoon session will examine good practice in identifying sites for development, decontaminating land & working in partnership to make development happen.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from anyone with an interest in brownfield sites, including: planning & regeneration officers; elected members; developers; solicitors; community groups & land owners.

Booking & discount

For further information and to book, please go to the Westminster Briefing website. For a 15 per cent discount enter CHELGATE2016 in the Discount Code box at the bottom of the registration page.