Brownfield & Contaminated Land

Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Queens Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9EP

Location Address: Titanic Belfast, 1 Olympic Way, Queens Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9EP

The absence of statutory guidance in Northern Ireland means that the majority of contaminated land and groundwater is dealt with under the Planning regime. Changes to the planning framework through the restructuring of Councils in Northern Ireland, and a review of planning in the Republic of Ireland, means it is vitally important that all professionals involved in brownfield development have a thorough understanding of the changes and their implications. 

This year’s Brownfield & Contaminated Land conference programme has been fully re-researched and updated with Environmental Health Officers, Consultants and Regulators working in the risk assessment and remediation of brownfields across the country, to ensure it brings you the most up-to-date information on changes to contaminated land and planning guidance and what these changes mean for you.

Hear first-hand practical advice on: 

  • How the Planning Reform is being practically implemented and how it has impacted on Local Council Environmental Health and Planning Officers
  • Effectively scoping a risk assessment plan to enable a robust, detailed and justifiable remedial strategy and satisfy planning requirements
  • Latest groundwater risk assessment targets and exploring advances in sampling and detection methods to achieve these
  • Developing best-practice techniques for the risk assessment of Ground Gas and VOCs and the verification of measures to mitigate these risks
  • Practically applying and delivering industry guidance for asbestos in soil when it is found on-site
  • Effectively implementing good waste management practice on brownfield development projects

Packed with first-hand insights, practical case studies and valuable Q&A sessions, including an extended discussion on contaminated land risk assessment as part of the planning process, this conference will provide you with useful strategies to better understand and manage contamination risks and ensure brownfield development is successful within the new planning regime.  

Delegate Rates

(IES Members receive a 15% discount with discount code IES17)

Early bird rates are available until 17th March 2017. Register soon to secure this special rates. Bracketed numbers indicate price with IES discount.

Early bird price:                    £367 (£312)
Full price:                            £420 (£357)
Early bird subscriber:            £323 (£275)
Full price subscriber:             £376 (£320)
Second delegate:                  £227
Third delegate:                     £167
Local authorities/academia:   £127

Three ways to register

  1. Online through the registration form
  2. Email at
  3. Call on +44 (0)2036 372 191

Further information

More information regarding this event, including confirmed speakers and the itinerary, can be found on the Brownfield Briefing website

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Rhianna Jarvis

Events & Training Lead

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