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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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In fact research we published showed that brown field land is constantly coming onto the market as unexpected windfall sites replenish the supply.
Nuneaton and Bedworth said: "This council urges the city council to meet its housing needs within its own area and particularly on brown field land and at the highest densities.
THOUSANDS of homes are to be built on brown field land across the city.
ACOUNCIL is set to open the door for developers to build thousands of homes on brown field land in a bid to kick-start the North East economy.
It will transform the last piece of brown field land in the area.
Labour was challenged by Liberal Democrat councillors to rule out house building on the green belt, parks and public open space and garden grabbing until every inch of previously developed brown field land has been used first.
Teesside also has available brown field land and a record of industry and nature working together with organisations such as INCA - Industry and Nature Conservation Association.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England, in its report Housing the Nation: meeting the need for affordable housing, calls for: n Better use of urban land development is still at wastefully low densities, while the area of brown field land is stable.
The agency acts as the Government's specialist adviser on brown field land.
Campaigners say brown field land in the city should be developed before green belt land is considered.
The public are entitled to know just how much self-centred influence developers have had on the LDF draft core strategy, given that the proposed LDF housing 'target' is 50% higher than the average number of houses actually built per annum over the last 10 years and that the proportion of housing development Kirklees expects to be built on brown field land is almost half that proposed in Sheffield and Calderdale.
The research Halcrow carried out for the West Midlands Regional Assembly warned that Birmingham City Council needed to concentrate on reinstating floodplains rather than build on brown field land.