Brownfield Land Scotland 2022

8 February 2022 I Glasgow, Scotland

The 15th annual Brownfield Land Scotland conference, brought to you by our Brownfield & Regeneration Network, is returning on 8 February 2022 

as an in-person event at the Hilton Grosvenor, Glasgow.

The initial agenda is now available and offers updated, actionable solutions to key challenges affecting the investigation and development of brownfield and contaminated land in Scotland, with an emphasis on regional case studies.


This annual event regularly brings together over 100 regulatory agencies, contaminated land & environmental health officers from local councils, brownfield consultants and contractors and other stakeholders, making this event the perfect place to make new connections and reconnect with your peers.

Make sure to book before 10 December to claim the early-bird discount.

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Conference Agenda


Practical Solutions for Improved Investigation & Development of

Brownfield & Contaminated Land in Scotland

9.00 Registration and Coffee


9.30 Opening Remarks from the Chair


9.40 Outlining the Role and Objectives of the New Environmental Standards Scotland

  • Detailing our role, responsibilities and statutory powers

  • Outlining a collaborative approach to ensuring environmental protection and governance in Scotland

  • Exploring how Scotland can achieve ambitious climate change and net zero objectives

Matthew Byerly, Senior Investigations Officer, Environmental Standards Scotland


10.05 National Planning Framework 4 – A New Draft Spatial Strategy and Policy Approach

Fiona Simpson, Chief Planner, Scottish Government

Followed by a Panel Discussion on Balancing Social, Economic and Environmental Objectives in Brownfield Development


11.00 Morning Refreshments


11.25 Update on the Approach to Water Environment Risk Assessment in Scotland

  • Detailing the outcome of the recent consultation on updating environmental standards for water & environmental services: timeline and next steps 

  • Assessing the implications for groundwater risk assessment and river basin management planning

11.50 Optimising the Collection, Management and Use of Data to Better Understand Ground Conditions and Facilitate Planning and Development


12.55 Networking Lunch


13.45 Working Towards a Circular Economy Approach to Reusing Soil and Waste Materials in Brownfield Development Projects


Reducing waste across the lifecycle of a development project and strategies to optimise the value of soil in achieving sustainability and biodiversity goals.


14.45 Interactive Break-Out Session 


These focused, interactive sessions give you the opportunity to discuss a key topic of interest to you in a more participative format. Each session will be led by a facilitator who will lead the discussion and encourage maximum debate and sharing of ideas. Choose one topic.


15.30 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking


15.50 Roundtable Feedback


Each break-out session facilitator will briefly share the key learning points from their discussion with the audience.


16.15 Regional Project Case Studies


This session will present regional project case studies, demonstrating sustainable, innovative and holistic approaches to brownfield remediation and development.

17.00 Closing Remarks from the Chair followed by a Networking Drinks Reception


Who should attend?

  • Contaminated Land Officers

  • Contaminated Land Specialists

  • Managing Directors

  • Operations Directors

  • Regional Directors

  • Environmental Engineers

  • Environmental Officers

  • Environmental Consultants

  • Environmental Health Officers

  • Principal Consultants

  • Policy and Communications Officers

  • Geologists

  • Environmental Scientists

Why attend?

Stay up-to-date with policy and regulation

Hear the latest policy and regulatory changes, to ensure you're equipped to deal with new regulations.

Discover innovative solutions


Learn new strategies and innovative techniques for risk assessing and remediating contaminated and derelict land.

Solve problems through peer-to-peer discussion

Interactive roundtable sessions and dedicated networking time will allow you to solve problems and share insights with others experiencing the same issues.

Make new connections

Meet with other brownfield professionals and reunite with your peers.

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West Dunbartonshire Council

A great event - very well organised and I don't think it could have been improved.

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It was brilliant. All of the debates on guidance were super useful.

Masons Evans Partnership

A hugely worthwhile event with presentations from industry professionals, discussion on forthcoming guidance and networking with colleagues across Scotland and the UK.

East Dunbartonshire Council

The event provided a learning opportunity from experienced hands. The networking opportunity was invaluable.

What did previous attendees think of the event?

2021 Brownfield Land Scotland conference

The 2021 Brownfield Land Scotland conference took place online on 2-3 February and saw over 200 brownfield consultants, developers, contractors, contaminated land and environmental health officers and more come together to explore practical solutions specific to the management of brownfield and contaminated land in Scotland. 

Key agenda topics included Environmental Protection & Governance Post-Brexit, the Benefits of Abandoned Coal Mines in Delivering Sustainable Urban Developments, Meeting Scotland’s Housing Targets within Changing Planning and Net Zero Frameworks and Mine Gas Risk Assessments.

You can view the full 2021 agenda below.

Last year's event featured expert speakers from organisations including the Scottish Land Commission, the Royal Town Planning Institute,

Clyde Gateway, The Coal Authority, Green Action Trust, The Environmental Protection Group Ltd and more.