Small brownfield sites pose particular challenges to landholders, developers, builders and their advisors and funders. Development can be hindered by a number of factors. These include derelict structures, below ground obstructions or voids, land contamination, poor ground, archaeological features and buried services because they have been previously used. Small sites can have difficulties with access, and space for storage of materials, vehicles and plant. Also, they are particularly vulnerable to programme delays. However, small sites can undergo development relatively quickly, if they have been planned and managed well.
Therefore, this guide provides advice to help overcome the barriers and issues that can obstruct the development and management of small brownfield sites. Plus, it offers general guidance on the technical, financial and planning issues when managing land contamination.