Month: October 2003
Making best use of the nation’s scarce supply of land
By David Higgins, Chief Executive, English Partnerships.
English Partnerships is the national regeneration agency supporting high quality sustainable growth across the country. We are a key delivery agency for the urban renaissance and the Deputy Prime Minister’s Sustainable Communities Plan.
Greening Brownfield and Contaminated Sites
By Tony Hutchings and Andy Moffat, Forest Research
The sustainable restoration of brownfield and contaminated land to “create safe and healthy local environments with well-designed public and green space” (Sustainable Communities Plan, ODPM, 2003) poses technical and social challenges. Many derelict sites have a low intrinsic economic value and so do not attract investment from leading corporate redevelopers, yet the dereliction process notoriously leaves a legacy of contamination and physical substrate problems which are financially costly to remedy.
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