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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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Until recently, there was also a greater degree of liability risk because of contamination, or perceived contamination, at brownfield sites.
Leader of Newcastle City Council, Nick Forbes, said he was concerned that the Government wasn't investing enough in the clearance of brownfield sites, after scrapping its Housing Pathfinder Renewal Scheme four years ago.
Colangelo says brownfield sites can be identified as "dilapidated, tired, underused or abandoned properties, some of which are highly contaminated.
We sincerely hope that minds will be changed and that any industrial or domestic use will be the concern of brownfield sites, and that greenfield sites will - certainly in this matter - be left alone.
UPGRADING Crosland Moor by building new homes on brownfield sites will only increase its desirability, and existing house values, if the infrastructure is upgraded at the same time.
In the future, house prices will grow and brownfield sites may become viable again.
As property prices rise quickly in Wales, the self-build option is also growing, says Brownfield site expert Russell Cobban
From a redevelopment standpoint, the site is a designated Brownfield site.
South Wales Central AM Owen John Thomas suggested that Cardiff council planners might be looking at the area as a brownfield site rather than greenfield because the land had been previously used for water supplies.
Wigan-based engineering group AIG conducted the indepth market research in which property developers were quizzed on issues surrounding brownfield site development.
One strategy is to provide financial benefit to an owner or developer of a brownfield site on the basis of the increased taxes that would result by developing the site.