|Brownfield First Policy – Dunton business as usual
Now that election fever is in the distant past, the business of regeneration can continue. Brownfield regeneration remains firmly on the government agenda with less risk averse funders, an urgent need for more house building, and a confident and mature market place where Brownfield First is still a planning priority.
The recent budget also included an intention for automatic planning permission to be granted on many brownfield sites and various measures to speed up approvals.
Government strategies also for a £1 billion Brownfield fund to boost housebuilding, a planned Brownfield register, as well as increasing technical and scientific progress in the remediation sector, also increases confidence in the sector.
Enterprise zones, development joint ventures between councils, large land owners and developers, council local development orders and local plans, are all examples of how brownfield developments are being encouraged. When Brownfield land is seen as a resource and not a problem, and that clean-up is not just good for the environment but also releases land for building, then the idea of Brownfield development being more expensive than Greenfield can rightly be challenged.
Dunton Environmental continue to be productive with tenders and projects nationwide from new and repeat clients developing brownfield and marginal land for various end uses, and also wanting to use our soil treatment facilities.
We are experienced in assisting clients who understand the value in redeveloping sites by managing and engineering previous geo-environmental liabilities in order to create assets.
We work with clients to provide value engineered, fixed price lump sum, sustainable remediation and earthworks solutions. This is through early contractor involvement with clients, project teams, and regulators and thorough risk evaluation and assessment.