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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.
``We have helped reclaim nearly 3, 000 hectares of brown field land and levered over pounds 1.
About 10 per cent of all available land in Ontario cities is brown field land suitable for development, says Brent Easson, a policy and research director with the Ontario Homebuilders' Association.
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.
WHY does Clr Khan think it so important for industry to build on green field and green belt land, instead of on better serviced and more accessible brown field land? Why is it so important to locate industry out-of-town, adjacent to motorways when, as a country, we are trying (and legally bound) to minimise car usage and reduce our carbon footprint?
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.