This is the final report of an investigation of how local authorities have determined their derelict land reclamation priorities, and identified the potential for applying a more strategic approach to the problems associated with derelict land. This study was conducted during 1990-91 at Aston University Business School, and commissioned by the Department of the Environment (DoE). The study team reviewed existing information and guidance on derelict land reclamation, available to English local authorities. It developed a strategic model approach, against which the derelict land activities of a sample of 20 local authorities were described and compared. It assessed the systems procedures and practices adopted by these authorities. It evaluated the utility and effectiveness of existing work by local authorities, and identified good practices, which could be used to develop and disseminate a strategic approach to land reclamation. The report presents the main features of the strategic approach and discusses its benefits. Its main recommendation is that the DoE should encourage all UK local authorities, which own substantial areas of derelict land and bid for the Derelict Land Grent, to adopt its strategy and produce strategic documentation.

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    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, D
    • Martin, S
    • PEARCE, G
    • Simmons, S
  • Publication Date: 1992


  • English

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  • Pagination: 29 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00726649
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-11-752490-5
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1996 12:00AM