In July 2022, the One Public Estate programme made £180 million of capital grant funding available to English councils through the Brownfield Land Release Fund 2 (BRLF2). This was available for three years with the intention of releasing council-owned brownfield land for housing. Since then, £95 million has been allocated alongside councils seeking funding from other sources to regenerate sites for the community. With increasing construction a priority for all parties heading into the next election, now is an important time to consider the role that local authorities can play.

  • In December 2023, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities made up to £80 million available as part of the Brownfield Land Release Fund 2
  • The latest release of funding is going to release land for over 8,000 homes by March 2028, according to DLUHC
  • According to CPRE, the countryside charity, only 45% of brownfield sites have planning permission nationally

Join us at The Brownfield Regeneration Conference 2024 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 the identification of sites, practical tips for working with developers and key strategies for creating new affordable housing. 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:

✓ High level keynotes from leading experts on the latest updates and reforms to brownfield regeneration funding and planning
✓ A range of key topics including identifying sites for redevelopment, engaging the local community with planning, and meeting council environmental targets
✓ Network with Senior Colleagues from across the education sector
✓ Gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota

  • Online Registration 

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Chaminda Pathirage, Professor of Brownfield Research and Innovation, University of Wolverhampton (invited)

  • Keynote: Government Update on Brownfield Regeneration and The Brownfield Land Release Fund 2 (BLRF2)

    • Reflections on lessons learned from the first two rounds of the BLRF2
    • Advice on how to find additional funding to help councils make the most of their brownfield land
    • Sharing support available to councils to help them break ground on new construction projects and tools for accessing it
    • Tips for councils to maximise their ability to secure grants and funding for brownfield regeneration
  • Keynote: Identifying Brownfield Sites with Strong Potential for Regeneration

    • Guidance on surveying sites to identify potentially costly preparation works
    • Incorporating environmental concerns into brownfield regeneration project design to meet council climate emergency pledges
    • Strategies for identifying risks when selecting sites and creating checklists to overcome them
    • Working with developers and consultants to create effective transport links for new developments


  • Case Study: Working With Developers to Achieve Council Building Ambitions

    • Building a network of developers and contractors to align with council priorities: key insights for successful partnerships
    • Strategies for maintaining successful relationships to benefit the design of future projects
    • Collaborating with developers to achieve a sense of place and incorporate the interests of local people
    • Tools for ensuring that budgets are spent effectively and projects run on time

    Charlie Seward, Deputy Chief Executive, Community, Environment and Economy, Cheshire West and Chester Council (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Comfort Break

  • Breakout Networking: Finding and Funding Best Practice Brownfield Sites

    This session provides you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in successfully identifying and regenerating brownfield sites. The session will allow you to share experiences and encourage cross-sector collaboration to improve local authority building rates.  

  • Case Study: Upgrading Existing Sites and Creating Multi-Use Developments

    • Insights into retaining key features to preserve community assets or local services
    • Ensuring adequate commercial space and opportunities to help recoup the costs of development
    • Integrating developments into existing transport networks to enhance accessibility
    • Advice on planning developments to meet the long-term needs of the community

    Paul Rogers, Regeneration Service Manager, Lancaster City Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Engaging Effectively with Local Communities to Improve Development Outcomes

    • Designing effective consultations to accurately capture the views of the community
    • Key tips for reaching compromises to overcome opposition to new building
    • Organising regular public engagement events to attract feedback from the community
    • Enlisting community input to establish the services and assets required from new developments


  • Case Study: Funding and Planning Affordable Housing on Brownfield Sites

    • Lessons from applications to secure large grants to unlock new sites and bring existing projects to completion
    • Recommendations for prioritising social housing to improve the council’s supply of housing and reduce waiting lists
    • Incorporating sustainability principles into planning to support council environmental pledges
    • Practical measures to include public spaces in developments to enhance the public realm and create a sense of place

    Philip Ridley, Head of Planning and Coastal Management, East Suffolk Council (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *programme subject to change without notice

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 and Voluntary Sector Rate : £260 +VAT+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate: £425 +VAT+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