In July 2022, the UK Department for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities (DLUHC) detailed recommendations and updates into funding for transforming derelict and underused brownfield sites across England. With a record number of brownfield sites recorded across England, it is now more important than ever to ensure these sites are redeveloped to combat the nation’s housing crisis and to bolster local economic development. While the Land Release Fund and the Brownfield land Release Fund have contributed to the building of over 2,308 homes in England since 2017 according to the Local Government Association, there is still much work to be done. Through sharing best practice, those working on regeneration projects can build upon their existing success and develop new strategies to upgrading existing sites and transforming communities through brownfield regeneration.

  • In 2022, there have been a record number (over 23,000) of brownfield sites recorded in England which could support over 1.2 million homes, according to a report from the Campaign to Protect Rural England
  • In November 2022, the DLUHC announced £35m of funding for local authority regeneration projects in England
  • Regeneration projects supported by the One Estate Programme have created over 37,000 jobs in the past ten years, the LGA recently reported

Join us at The Brownfield Regeneration Conference 2023 to hear the latest updates and guidance from leading experts in brownfield regeneration and those working at the forefront of redevelopment projects in their local communities. Engage with a series of best practice case studies showcasing how to improve planning processes, practical tips for engaging with local communities and key strategies for maximising site potential. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues across sectors to discuss challenges you have faced successfully implementing and completing brownfield regeneration projects through partnership working.

Why Attend:

✓ Hear high-level keynotes on the lates policies and guidance on delivering successful brownfield regeneration projects

✓ Gain practical insights into partnership working on regeneration projects, overcoming barriers to redeveloping existing sites, and maximising site potential through multi-purpose developments

✓ Engage with senior colleagues from across the sector to discuss strategies to improve outcomes for brownfield redevelopment projects

✓ Gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota



This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including Police & Criminal Justice, and ALL CPD certified

 ✓Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 ✓Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 ✓Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 ✓Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 ✓Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 ✓30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration 

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Danielle Sinnett, Professor in Sustainable Built Environments, University of West England Bristol (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: National Update: The Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF2) – Delivering Homes for Communities

    • A national overview of the success of projects funded through the Brownfield Land Release Fund
    • BLRF2 application process and insights: What does good look like? Getting bid ready, and top tips
    • Understanding opportunities and developing a pipeline of sites

    David Crook, Land Release Fund Programme Lead, Local Government Association (CONFIRMED)

  • Key Supporter Session: Lessons from Mayfield: Delivering Award-winning Regeneration Through Technical Appreciation of Commercial Risk and Innovative Consultation

    • Working in partnership with Landsec/U+I, Manchester City Council, and Transport for Greater Manchester to transform derelict sites into thriving communities
    • Putting sustainable ecology at the core of the project to create Manchester’s first new public park in 100 years
    • Delivering 90% Biodiversity Net Gain and providing new urban habitats through river de-culverting
    • Saving months in planning and millions in pounds through the technical team’s appreciation of the full financial picture and engagement with the Environment Agency

    Colin Byrne, Director, Buro Happold (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Comfort Break 

  • Keynote: The Role of Local Planning Authorities in Bringing Forward Brownfield Land

    Stephen Hall,  Associate Professor, University of the West of England Bristol (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Collaborative Approaches to Bolster Local Economies Through Brownfield Regeneration

    • Strengthening local economies by creating employment opportunities for citizens through regeneration projects
    • Strategies for attracting and collaborating with investors and developers to create affordable homes and prosperous community outcomes
    • Building facilities that will improve economic productivity, existing local businesses and local industries
    • Addressing regional inequalities by focusing regeneration efforts on deprived areas

    Ian MacLeod, Director of Planning, Transport & Sustainability, Birmingham City Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers Session

  • Lunch Break 

  • Case Study: Improving Planning Processes to Ensure Successful Regeneration Projects

    • Tackling outdated planning procedures and reducing risk through implementing a comprehensive development framework
    • Creating a clear, shared vision for all parties involved to ensure alignment and reduce complications during the process
    • Advice on collaborating with stakeholders to ensure success in all aspects of the project

    Christa Jolley, Executive Manager (Regeneration), Leeds City Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Gravesham 2040; Stewarding Community and Place Led Regeneration

    Tom Reynolds, Assistant Director (Strategic Regeneration), Gravesham Borough Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Breakout Networking: Working in Partnership to Redevelop and Revive Local Communities

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in creating strong relationships with local councils, businesses, and housing associations in order to implement and carryout successful redevelopment projects. We encourage you to share how you are currently working in partnership on your existing regeneration initiatives and your strategies for success. Take this time to share your experiences and network with senior colleagues.

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Reflecting the Needs of Citizens in Regeneration Projects to Create Thriving Communities

    • Diversifying redevelopment initiatives to ensure projects meet the housing, economic, and social needs of citizens
    • Putting social value at the core of regeneration projects to help promote equity and benefit all local communities in the city
    • Strategies for engaging with citizens and incorporating their feedback into project planning and design
    • Guidance on achieving a balance between employment and housing projects

    Sarah Jenkinson, Regeneration Manager, Bristol City Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Delivering Social Value Through Brownfield Regeneration to Level Up Communities

    • Identifying and assessing the individual sites for potential
    • Measuring the social value outputs of regenerated sites in local communities
    • Strategies for gaining buy in from local communities
    • Committing in perpetuity to regeneration projects to ensure positive results

    Alan Carter, Chief Executive, The Land Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers


  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be those working in local authorities, local enterprise partnerships and housing associations promoting land redevelopment and regeneration.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

✓ Network with key decision makers from across the sector
✓ Meet your target audience in the sector
✓ Listen and Learn from leading industry experts from across the sector
✓ Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
✓ Speak alongside industry leading experts
✓ Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email Sponsorship@GovernmentEvents.co.uk 

  • Public Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £449.00+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £379.00+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £649.00+VAT

Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

✓ Case Studies Showcasing Best Practice

✓ Panel Discussions

✓ Live Chat and Networking Opportunities

✓ Q&A

✓ 8 Hours of CPD

✓ Speaker Presentations and Videos OnDemand

✓ 12-Months FREE access to GE Insights (RRP £199)

 – 100s of exclusive case study focused videos and articles

 –  CPD Dashboard

 –  Personalised Homepage

 – 30+ new uploads each month