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A brownfield site is previously developed land that has potential for reuse, expansion or redevelopment. Typically, it covers abandoned, derelict or under-used industrial and commercial sites.
Brownfield sites may have theoretical or real environmental constraints to redevelopment. Most commonly, such constraints will be due to contamination from historical uses, but they may also include other issues such as invasive plant species, flooding and archaeology.
A Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC) is a registered senior practitioner who has a broad awareness, knowledge and understanding of land condition issues. SiLCs come from a range of backgrounds in both the public and private sector. Most commonly they have a background in environmental consultancy or civil engineering.
One of the key issues SiLCs advise on is contamination, but they will also be able to assess a wide range of other issues which affect land either directly or by using extended teams of skilled specialist.
When appointing a SiLC, it is advisable to look at the register which is kept on the SiLC website. This provides a short summary of each practitioner and details of their key specialities.
The SiLC register was designed to support
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