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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 used efficiently in many parts of the country”.

“We already have eight sites across the country, large State sites that will come in now to the Land Development Agency’s portfolio to deliver initially at least 3,000 homes but building very quickly the 10,000 homes in terms of negotiations that are already under way. “

All Cabinet Ministers have agreed that land from their own departments will be brought forward at a Cabinet meeting at the end of October,” he said.  “This is additional land that will go in for the pipeline for the Land Development Agency and obviously its shareholders and semi-State companies as well, they’re engaging with those companies and semi-State organisations on the same basis.”

Mr Murphy said planning for some of the sites had already begun with the first houses due to be delivered in 2020, and that the LDA would be in existence for the next 15-20 years.

Site Redevelopment

Success stories don’t always make the headlines. That’s especially the case for Brownfield remediation —the revitalization of formerly impacted sites through environmental remediation into housing, parks, new businesses and jobs.

The cornerstone of Brownfield redevelopment is built on science, integrity, and professionalism. On a daily basis, environmental cleanup is performed in compliance with local and state regulations.

Done correctly, environmental cleanup is protective of human health and of soil, air and water.

The success of Brownfield site development is the success of many of our communities, our parks, and the engine that drives land cleanup for industry, business and environmental quality.

Indeed, environmental cleanup is a necessary part of modern development.  This is the story of our cities and towns: as the economy changes, so to do the demands for different land uses. For example, not so long ago many waterfront locations were the site of heavy, polluting industries. Today, we recognize waterfront land as a valuable and desirable place for people, commerce, environmental quality, and recreation.

Making this land safe for reuse requires cleaning up contaminants like oil and gas, asbestos, solvents, volatile gases, and heavy metals like lead and cadmium.

Amidst a severe housing crisis, infill development is a primary tool for Dublin to bring new homes to a region that desperately needs them. Recycling land prevents exposure to pollutants, protects the environment, and helps make possible the walkable, bikeable, healthy and connected communities that we want for ourselves and our children.

Sustainable land use starts with land reuse.

Verde Environmental Consultants 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 client’s property for redevelopment to be assessed properly. Our approach is to work with clients to mitigate potential liabilities. Based on our evaluation and expertise, clients are able to make informed decisions regarding their property.

Verde specialises in producing solutions that are both practical and cost-efficient. We aim to design a site-specific assessment and remedial programme, to meet a client’s business needs whilst still fulfilling the requirements of regulators.

 Our services include:

  • Site walkover surveys
  • Phase 1 desk top studies
  • Field Investigations
  • Conceptual Modelling
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Pollution incident management
  • Remediation option appraisals
  • Remediation Design
  • Remediation Specification and Tender
  • Remediation Monitoring and Validation