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Brownfield

1. Unused land previously utilized for industrial or other commercial purposes, especially land that is polluted or otherwise contaminated. Municipalities and private businesses sometimes attempt to clean up brownfields and/or find new uses for them.

2. More generally, land no longer in use. The term in this sense is most common the United Kingdom and Australia.
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establishing a London Land Commission to identify public sector land for development, helping London to ensure development on of all of its London s brownfield land by 2025- so that London can meet its target of at least 400,000 new homes, primarily through brownfield land,
UK government remains committed to development on brownfield land with an estimated 4 million new homes needed in England by 2026
Mr Clark said: "We are helping bring back into use more brownfield land for development, keeping the country building and delivering the homes our communities need.
THE Government is on a collision course with greenbelt campaigners as a promise to confine 115,000 new homes to brownfield land looks to be doomed.
In addition, 400,000 more new homes will be built through a PS1bn fund to unlock brownfield land.
The National Planning Policy Framework makes clear the need to prioritise building on previously-used brownfield land, while new measures make it easier to convert existing commercial, retail and agricultural buildings for residential use.
Muse Developments was granted permission to build the new road as part of plans for housing by its partner Taylor Wimpey for the disused, brownfield land.
Within Teesside there is more than enough brownfield land available to meet any perceived housing shortfall for the next 20 to 30 years.
Stuart Davies, executive director of property development and management at Gwalia, said: "Our development on the site of the former Margaret Street nursery will revitalise brownfield land in this really popular residential area near Swansea city centre.
The Labour group, which pledged to build 70,000 new homes by 2026, was challenged by opposition councillors to rule out house building on the green belt, garden grabbing and parks and public open space until every inch of previously developed brownfield land had been used.
The pounds 47m project will turn brownfield land into a 24-hour warehouse with rail and road freight loading facilities.