Brownfield Forum holds first meeting

The new Brownfield Forum promoting sustainable brownfield management, will be officially launched this week with its first meeting on Wednesday (July 13).

The Forum replaces the National Brownfield Forum and will bring together private and public sector organisations including Whitehall departments, devolved administrations and executive agencies into a stakeholder forum.,

The forum will provide a platform for those in the industry to discuss issues around contaminated land policy and exchange knowledge.

It will aim to promote and support best practice and inform the development and implementation of government policy on brownfield and contaminated land.

The Forum’s chair, Phil Crowcroft, said: “With such diversity encompassed within the brownfield sector, there is a need to bring together the skills and interests to share views and find solutions to common problems.

“The Forum will be focussed on the key issues of concern in the sector, and ways in which they can be overcome to deliver effective and sustainable regeneration.”

The Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments (CL:AIRE) will be the secretariat of the Fourm and will make the notes from the meetings publicly available on its website.

Alison Brown

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