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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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The Government hopes the money will help councils clear up brownfield sites quicker which means they can then plough on building between 750 and 2,000 affordable homes per zone.
As the city works to develop brownfield sites throughout the Isthmus area, a partnership with the federal and state government is very instrumental," said Mayor Soglin.
The new plant will be built on a brownfield site because Indorama sees this as more cost effective than developing a greenfield site.
I was particularly struck by his sentence: "Cardiff County Council has submitted a brave, green sustainable plan for the future of Cardiff, recommending that all future new build be on brownfield sites not on green open spaces.
The proposed purchaser and redeveloper of a brownfield site should carefully select the engineering firm that will complete the work.
Once considered high investment and litigation risks, developers are increasingly experiencing the benefits of investing in rehabbing brownfield sites.
Although the changes are invisible from the outside the $70 million Montgomery Park complex utilizes a diverse environmental preservation strategy in an area surrounded by industrial brownfield sites.
The conferences organizers define a brownfield site as a "real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.
we need more help to bring brownfield sites into useNick ForbesBUDGET BY NUMBERS billion, the package of support for the oil and gas industry PS1.
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.
11) queries the higher cost of developing brownfield sites for housing.
The project, which has been seven years in development, will make use of the huge brownfield site to provide housing, employment, new schools and substantial community facilities.