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Webinar: Contaminated Land – Liability or Opportunity?

15th April 2021 - Written by Isabella Marshall

In this recorded off-line 30 min conversation, Mabbett’s technical leads, Geraldine Boylan (Director, Environment), Isabella Marshall (Contaminated Land) and Susan Bell (Environmental Planning), and Nick Atkins (Scottish Commercial Property Expert) of Morton Fraser discuss the key opportunities land development, the planning process and contaminated land hold for the delivery of Net Zero. Grab a cup of tea, listen in, and if this sparks questions or comments please get in touch.

In 2019, the U.K. and Devolved Governments committed to an ambitious target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Landowners, commercial estate and building owners are thinking now about how to align with carbon neutrality and beyond to net zero. In particular where these decisions will help to appreciate and retain value in land investments.

Enabling a net zero future means the need to look-ahead now to develop strategies and look for opportunities. Examples are self-generation of energy, renewables and being smart about how ‘difficult’ land (e.g. contaminated land) is used.

There are many challenges ahead for developers and local authorities in land development, but solutions can be found through partnerships, collaboration, innovation and thinking/acting differently about how your land assets can align with the agenda.

Mabbett has already built-up a portfolio of projects to assist delivery of net zero across a range of sectors.

Isabella Marshall

I am responsible for the Contaminated Land team and have extensive experience in assessing the impact of pollution to human health and land condition.