An investigation into the constraints and driving factors associated with brownfield redevelopment in Portsmouth from the developer's perspective

Marios, Emmanouel (2010) An investigation into the constraints and driving factors associated with brownfield redevelopment in Portsmouth from the developer's perspective. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this project was to investigate the constraints and driving factors associated with the development of Brownfield sites in Portsmouth from the developer’s point of view. The project was worthwhile endeavour as there is little published research which investigates the problems that developers face when developing on Brownfield sites at a local level.

    The research was conducted using a postal questionnaire with a sample group of 158 participants. The data collected from the questionnaires was a mixture of both qualitative and quantitative data. However the focus of the data collection was on quantitative data.

    Through the process of the analysis of the findings of the research it has been identified that Brownfield redevelopment will be prevented mainly as a result of planning restrictions imposed by local authorities. In fact, planning constraints have been characterized by the vast majority of participants as the most difficult barrier to overcome followed in descending order by ownership constraints, infrastructure constraints, and contamination constraints. However, most of the developers stated that they will not be deterred from overcoming any form of contamination or any other physical constraint (such as infrastructure) as long as there is the opportunity of profit to be made.

    With respect to the driving factors to Brownfield redevelopment, the analysis of the results revealed that developers are mainly driven to increase their Brownfield output as a result of lack of available land for development, resulting from pressures exerted by government policies for the re-use of Brownfield sites.

    In addition, it has been suggested by most participants to the research that there is a need for more government led incentives to be provided in order to make those heavily contaminated sites to become more viable to develop.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 12:20
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:17
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1114

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