Landmark hosts pre-Election webinar to compare Manifestos concerning brownfield land, urban development and housing Wednesday 22 April 2015 PDF Print The Landmark webinar is an ideal platform to fully understand what each party’s manifesto means in terms of their commitment to brownfield development - Special guest, Paul Nathanail, to lead webinar on Thursday 23rd April at 12.30pm - Landmark Information Group, the UK’s leading supplier of digital mapping, property and environmental risk information, is hosting a special pre-Election webinar to compare the major political party manifestos regarding brownfield development, urban development and housing, to help delegates prepare for the challenges and opportunities the new Government will pose. The webinar, which takes place on Thursday 23 April at 12:30pm, is being led by guest host, chartered geologist Paul Nathanail who, as Professor of Engineering Geology at the University of Nottingham and Managing Director of Land Quality Management Ltd, is a specialist in Land Condition. During the webinar, Paul will review the past five years since the last General Election to highlight what has changed in relation to brownfield and Previously Developed Land (PDL), and will then ‘compare and contrast’ the different party manifestos to understand their brownfield land and future development pledges. Wanting to contribute to this debate, Paul, who is standing as an independent candidate in his local borough council elections, said: “The major political party manifestos agree that we need to build more homes in the coming years: up and down the country, local authorities are facing up to the challenge of meeting their own housing targets over the next decade and a half. Whether this is through brownfield or smart cities, protecting the green belt or alleviating flood risk, all agree that we need to manage our land to support the needs of our own and future generations.” Paul continues: “The Landmark webinar is an ideal platform to fully understand what each party’s manifesto means in terms of their commitment to brownfield development. After all, brownfield sites are part of changing our urban areas to reflect changing societal needs and challenges: they can be key locations for transport hubs, job creation and residential, and in some cases all three, in the same location, so it is important to understand what each party’s plans are for the next five years, and beyond.” Paul Nathanail’s research, teaching and consultancy span the spectrum of risk-based contaminated land management and sustainable urban regeneration. His team have developed decision support tools for site investigation design, human health risk assessment and remediation strategy selection. Paul will highlight the need for better understanding of land condition and the broader context within which individual sites sit if the development sector is going to deliver on sustainable development. Webinar Pre-Registration: The webinar is open for pre-registration and is restricted to 100 delegates, on a first-come-first-served basis only. To register for the webinar, click the following link: http://bit.ly/1Hr2Hk9. For more information regarding Landmark Information Group, visit www.landmark.co.uk or follow the team on Twitter. Ends Notes to Editors: About Landmark Information Group: Landmark Information Group, part of the Daily Mail General Trust, is the UK’s leading provider of land and property search information, including digital mapping, environmental risk reports for property professionals and sophisticated property management tools to surveyors, risk and fraud managers and the broader financial markets. It also has operations in Germany in the form of On-Geo, and interests in Holland. Landmark has quickly developed into a leading provider of property related environmental risk information and digital mapping since the inception of the business in 1995. Working closely with data providers including Ordnance Survey, the Environment Agency, the Coal Authority and the British Geological Survey enables Landmark to offer current and historical environmental risk management information and desktop mapping solutions for the property industry. Since 1995, substantial investment has been made in establishing the Landmark database which is one of the largest geographical information databases in Europe. https://twitter.com/LandmarkUK http://landmarkuk.blogspot.co.uk/ Editor’s Contact: Peppa Sheridan, Peptalk Communications 01787 313822, email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Peptalk Communications in the following categories: Environment & Nature, Public Sector, Third Sector & Legal, Construction & Property, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.