Brownfield Land Regeneration

PAS the University of West of England (UWE) have researched the role that Local Planning Authorities (LPA) can play in delivering housing-led development on brownfield land. We've turned the research into a set of case studies. Each one demonstrates how LPAs can successfully facilitate the bringing forward of land, work proactively with stakeholders, overcome obstacles and contribute to the delivery of positive outcomes from housing-led developments.

Map of Browfield Regeneration Sites

Strategic Planning Case Studies:

NE LincolnshireDiana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby

How do you overcome obstacles such as an ageing local plan, an unallocated site and several potential viability showstoppers? This case study demonstrates how, with a combination of strong leadership and an ethos of problem-solving and partnership working, even the most difficult brownfield sites can be brought forward and successfully delivered. View the case tudy here.

City of Wolverhampton - Bilston Village

How do you turn a site with a history of mining, heavy industry and scrapyard use into sustainable regeneration opportunity? A factory closure brought this site into public ownership. It is now a mixed tenure housing development linked by extensive open green space and infrastructure providing wider regeneration benefits. View the case study here

LB Brent - Northwick Park

This case study highlights how multiple landowners, with strong leadership, an ethos of problem-solving and partnership working, can work well together to deliver a large-scale regeneration scheme despite several potential viability showstoppers. View the case study here.


Cheshire West & Chester - Shot Tower

How a Local Planning Authority overcomes the multiple challenges of redeveloping a water-front site including a Grade II* listed building in the middle of the city centre. View the case study here.

Stevenage - Kenilworth Close

This case study highlights how having a dedicated housing delivery team, fully supported by the Planning Team and members, can work in partnership to deliver above and beyond plan allocations. View the case study here.

Salford - Astley Road

Demonstrating how to overcome the challenges of delivering a 100% Affordable Housing development on a small site with significant ground problems and where viability is marginal. View the case study here.

Newcastle - Newbiggin Hall

Newbiggin Hall is a housing estate located in the north-east of Newcastle. Its neighbourhood Centre had been in serious decline, with more than half of the shop units closed. Redevelopment of the site involved replacing a partially vacant parade of small shops, associated parking, and low-grade open space with new retail units and new dwellings. View the case study here.

Mendip - Norbins Road and North Parade

This case study highlights the benefit of Local Authorities undertaking partnership working to build affordable and social housing on council-owned brownfield land. View the case study here.