I’m a small developer looking to convert an old factory in east London into a block of flats.

As such I need to find out what help the government is offering to promote brownfield development. Despite searching the internet, contacting local authorities and the ODPM, I can’t seem to find any information. Given the government’s enthusiasm for brownfield development, I would have thought that there would have been a central information point. I was wondering if the readers of Building can either let me know what help is available, or tell me where to look for it.

Stephen Heasman, Stephen.Heasman@tiscali.co.uk