Developing Brownfield Sites

Confirmed speakers:

  • Rob Pearson, General Manager, North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Homes England
  • Claire Gregory, Legal Director, Pinsent Masons
  • Patricia Gill, Geo-Environment Director, WYG
  • Michael Eaglestone, Principal Planning Officer (Major Projects), Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
  • Ann Barker, Lead Officer, Contaminated Land, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Rebecca Pullinger, Planning Campaigner, CPRE
  • Andy Somerville, Associate Director, Nexus Planning
  • Cllr Ric Pallister OBE, South Somerset District Council (event chair)


In 2017 the Government introduced a requirement for local authorities to publish Brownfield Land Registers of brownfield land that is suitable for housing. The new registers are intended to be a vehicle for councils to grant Permission in Principle for suitable brownfield sites, which would be entered into Part 2 of their registers. A study of the new registers by CPRE suggested there is sufficient brownfield land available to build 1 million homes, but there are a number of challenges involved in developing brownfield land that need to be overcome.

Join us on 30th October to hear about the latest policy initiatives impacting brownfield development, including Brownfield Land Registers and Permission in Principle, and to learn from good practice in developing brownfield sites.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Government policies impacting brownfield development
  • Lessons from the introduction of Brownfield Land Registers
  • Brownfield Registers and Permission in Principle
  • Challenges to overcome when developing brownfield sites
  • Identifying sites for development and decontaminating land
  • Facilitating land assembly
  • Making use of available funding
  • Increasing the viability of brownfield development
  • Working in partnership to make development happen
  • Learning from examples of successfully developed brownfield sites

The Event:

The morning will focus on Government policies impacting brownfield development, including Brownfield Land Registers and Permission in Principle. It will also assess the benefits of brownfield development, as well as the challenges that need to be overcome when developing brownfield sites.

The afternoon session will examine good practice in identifying sites for development and working in partnership to develop brownfield sites.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs for dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who Should Attend?

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

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Tuesday 30th October 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

Above prices exclude VAT

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