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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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But now a Durham University study has confirmed that people living near brownfield sites - land previously used for industrial or commercial purposes but now vacant - are significantly more likely to suffer from poor health than those living in areas with little or no brownfield land.
Building in a Small Island - Why we still need the brownfield first approach found that "far from running out, the supply of brownfield land is dynamic and increasing".
Our reforms would see much more unused and unfunctional brownfield land developed into a much more picturesque landscape of working allotments.
It is made up of brownfield land on which heavy industry was previously located, lowgrade agricultural land and coastal dunes.
Since 2010 the government has taken steps to ensure brownfield land and existing properties are prioritised for new housing development, including:
In the meantime, there are three things that can be done in a comprehensive plan for delivery to work toward our aspirations of using brownfield land first and before green field land.
But when taken together with domestic and transport emissions, waste production, intensity of space use, brownfield land development rates and quality of new property developments, however, the city falls down the overall carbon footprint rankings to seventh place.
We fully support the Government's commitment to developing brownfield land to meet housing needs.
Glen Langham, an associate at Midlands-based property consultants NAI Fuller Peiser, said there are 5,000 hectares of brownfield land that may be able to accommodate 150,000 new homes in the Midlands.
More than 20 hectares of brownfield land in the three areas will be transformed for use by light industrial and manufacturing firms.
Councils that bring forward brownfield land for development could benefit from a share of Au5 million to get work started on the new homes.
Yet homes must be built - and attempting to build them all on brownfield land does not make commercial sense.