Brownfield regeneration strategy based on public participation principles

This Pilot Action is delivered by ARM SA. The related Pilot area involves brownfields located in the City of Radom.

  • Characteristics of the area:
    The Pilot Area covers the area of the former Power Plant in Nowa Wola Gołębiowska, incorporated to the Municipal heating Company Radpec S.A., in the North of Radom. The area is located in the Northern part of the city, where local authorities are currently preparing a revitalization micro-programme.

  • Main issues/problems:
    The revitalization programme is related to the solution of social problems. There are 6 blocks of social housing put into use in 2004 and 2010 for 370 families. The buildings were largelydevastated. The residents complain about the safety, lack of an problems with access to the city center. There is socio-therapeutic center but only for children. Young people and adults have no recreation places, so they are at risk of social exclusion.
     
  • Needs and Goals:
    The main goal is to develop a regeneration strategy based on specific environmental analyses and research and with a clear focus on consultations with stakeholders for the full revitalization of the area and restoration of its social and economic functions. To achieve this goal, collection of documentation and analysis of existing data as well as development of a land regeneration plan are necessary.  

  • Activities, achievements and results:

    ARM SA developed a brownfield regeneration strategy based on specific environmental analyses and research and with a focus on consultations with stakeholders and local groups, for the full rehabilitation of the area and restoration of its social and economic functions. The development of the strategy was preceded by a report on a soil contamination and a description of the technical condition of buildings in this area, and then by preparation of a methodology for brownfield remediation including a report on the analysis of the quality of the soil environment in the pilot area, a concept of neutralization of possible contamination and some ground remediation methods. 
    A Public Participation Guide and best practices were also elaborated with information on how to establish a strategic and comprehensive dialogue with stakeholders together with a report on economic potential and investment possibilities, with an assessment of the real value of the area after its revitalization process.  

  • Involvement of stakeholders:
    Territorial stakeholders were involved in the delivery of the Pilot Action: landowners (Municipality of Radom and municipal heating company Radpec S.A.), residents of housing estates, including residents of social housing: entrepreneurs/employers, institutions and NGO which help residents (social welfare centre, labour office, local school, church parish, Caritas) .