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Potential Brownfield housing site so contaminated workers would not be able to touch the soil

Engineers clearing a proposed Derbyshire housing site contaminated with industrial waste would have to wear protective clothing and masks.  They would also be advised not to let the soil they would be removing touch their skin.  It’s because of a legacy of the dumping of harmful industrial waste products at the site at Somercotes, including poisonous and cancer-causing chemicals. But a developer ...
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Verde to speak at Brownfield & Contaminated Land Conference, Belfast, 1st May

Verde’s Principal Environmental Consultant Malcolm Dowling, has been invited to speak at the Brownfield & Contaminated Land Conference in Belfast on May 1st on the topic: Clarifying Current Waste Licensing, Permitting & Management Procedures for Brownfield Redevelopment:  Implementing Article 27 (ROI) Understanding the appropriate classification of materials – when is a waste not a...
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Brownfield Registers in UK beset by liability problems

A survey from the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England claims to have discovered that there is enough brownfield land in England for a million new homes. But the report shows that the system devised by Government to encourage councils to identify brownfield land with the potential for rapid house building is not working effectively, because of the lack of resources in local authorities...
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Amidst a housing crisis, brownfield site development is a primary tool

Speaking at the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) conference at Croke Park on Tuesday, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said further changes will be required to solve the current housing and homelessness crisis but these measures won’t be “too drastic or too dramatic”. Separately, the Minister said the Government’s new Land Development Agency (LDA) was needed as “State land is not being ...
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Land Development Agency remit will focus on developing brownfield sites

The Land Development Agency, seen by those in Government circles as one of the last remaining big policy moves to tackle the housing crisis, is expected to be permitted to use compulsory-purchase orders to acquire lands neighbouring the State sites, similar to how the Dublin Docklands Development Agency and other organisations operated. The agency will have €1.25 billion available to it to purchas...
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Brownfield Site Technology and Innovation

We spent an informative day finding out about the latest technology and innovation in brownfield site development at the recent Envirocon Conference at the Crystal, London, organised by Ambisense, Verde Environmental Consultants offer brownfield consulting services to property owners, developers, regulators, prospective buyers and others interested in exploring opportunities involved with brownfi...
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Brownfield Development

There are a significant number of brownfield sites throughout Ireland with excellent redevelopment potential. However, the environmental risks and associated costs of remediating these sites are often not investigated during the pre-acquisition due diligence and can lead to additional unforeseen costs that may cause delays and lead to uneconomic projects. That’s where Verde Environmental Con...
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Brownfield Site Investigation

Verde Project - Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Project Summary/Goals A former commercial/industrial site was under consideration for redevelopment. A potential purchaser commissioned an environmental report which identified a number of areas of concern across the site in addition to suspected groundwater contamination moving off site. Further investigations were undertaken by Verde on behalf of the site owner (PwC acting as administer). ...
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Brownfield Development

BROWNFIELD DEVELOPMENT Verde offer consulting services to property owners, developers, regulators, prospective buyers and others interested in exploring opportunities involved with brownfield land.  Our clients utilise Verde’s expertise and network of strategic resources to fully explore contaminated properties. Knowledge of the latest laws and guidelines allows the feasibility of our cl...
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Commission consults on new EU Soil Strategy

Commission consults on new EU Soil Strategy The European Commission has launched an online public consultation on the development of a new EU Soil Strategy. This is the last of a set of public consultations on different ecosystems delivering on the specific commitments in the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030. Healthy soils produce our food and raw materials, clean our drinking water, reduce flo...
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