04Jan / 2018
GGS is delighted to be sponsoring Ground Gas 2018, a brand new conference hosted by Brownfield Briefing in association with Environment Analyst.
Ground Gas 2018 is an industry led event that will provide a crucial platform for discussion on the leading techniques, strategies and best practice in brownfield site remediation and development. Taking place in London on Thursday 1st March 2018, this conference will bring together regulators, consultants, remediation contractors and other industry experts with a specific focus on ground gas assessment, verification, validation and protection.
Government figures released in November 2017 indicate that the number of new houses built in England has risen by 15 per cent over the year and that 1.1 million additional homes have been built since 2010. This shows great progress and with the release of the housing white paper ‘Fixing Our Broken Housing Market’, providing homes clearly remains a government priority.
Key to this progress is the government’s commitment to bringing brownfield land back to use through an ambitious programme of measures, which include:
- Introduction of Brownfield Registers
- Providing £3 billion of loan funding for developers through the Home Building Fund
- A wide range of new permitted development rights, which give permission for specified forms of development
- Designating 26 Housing Zones with the potential to deliver up to 44,000 new homes on brownfield land
- Continuing the use of the £1.2 billion Starter Homes Land Fund to bring forward suitable brownfield land for starter homes and other types of affordable home ownership products.
It is therefore imperative that those concerned with the development of brownfield sites have robust strategies in place that provide both time and cost effectiveness in the remediation of land. This is why Brownfield Briefing in association with Environment Analyst is delighted to be hosting Ground Gas 2018.
As sponsor of the event, GGS Managing Director, Simon Talbot, will be presenting in the morning on continuous monitoring and ground gas risk assessment. ‘Continuous Monitoring – the Lines of Evidence Approach to Ground-Gas Risk’ will draw upon Simon’s decade of experience in ground gas characterisation, focussing on
- Gaining a true understanding of the ground-gas regime
- Making informed decisions based on the robust, high quality data
- Reducing scale and scope of remediation actions
- Focusing resources on accurately defined problems
- Making cost and time savings
Ground Gas 2018 promises to be a key event in the industry calendar this year. Spaces are limited so delegates are encouraged to secure their place soon to avoid disappointment.
Book your place for Ground Gas 2018 here.
Download the Ground Gas 2018 here programme here.
To set up a meeting with Simon at the event, click here.
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