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Integrating modelling of geoscience information to support sustainable urban planning

Bridge, D.M.; Hough, E.; Kessler, H.; Lelliott, M.; Price, S.J.; Reeves, H.J.. 2004 Integrating modelling of geoscience information to support sustainable urban planning. In: 3D Geological Mapping for Groundwater Applications workshop., Ontario, Canada, 15 May 2004. Geological Association of Canada. (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

The provision of reliable and up-to-date geoscientific information for the urban environment has assumed increasing importance in recent years as legislative changes have forced developers, planning authorities and regulators to consider more fully the implications and impact on the environment of large-scale development initiatives. To comply with the principles of sustainable development, developers are increasingly required to demonstrate that proposals are based on the best possible scientific information and analysis of risk. Nowhere is this more relevant than in the context of urban regeneration, where planning policy guidance gives priority to re-use of previously developed (brownfield) land. In England, brownfield sites, suitable for re-development, cover an area equivalent to half the size of London.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Information Delivery
Date made live: 13 Sep 2012 13:54
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/19553

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