Taking account of climate change in regeneration of brownfield land

Climate change is set to permeate all aspects of our lives and, indeed, in many cases is already doing so. Land regeneration already includes planning for non-average weather phenomena but it is vital that future brownfield regeneration takes climate change fully into account too. A J Moffat & Associates has worked with Forest Research to produce one of their Best Practice Guidance (BPG) Notes on this subject, published today. Along with many other helpful BPGs on land regeneration (go to http://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/bpgn), the new one can be accessed HERE. The BPG describes the most important climate impacts for reclamation technologies and aftercare, and gives guidance on how to assimilate climate change projections in brownfield regeneration design and greenspace management.