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brownfield

An abandoned, idled or underused industrial and commercial property, the reuse or redevelopment of which is complicated by real or perceived contamination. Brownfield sites have received US EPA funding for redevelopment.
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Clearly, it's important that brown-field land is used where it is suitable for housing, and can be viably developed, but based on NLP's analysis, development of brownfield land will not solve this problem in the North East or indeed at a national level.
But the government wants to go further and has set a clear ambition to have local development orders granting planning permission for new homes in place on over 90% of suitable brownfield land by 2020.
He said: "It is ridiculous to suggest that we shouldn't build these houses until every shred of brownfield land is used.
But the strategy also recommends building on brownfield sites first and ruling Labour councillors say there is enough brownfield land in Coventry to accommodate 22,000 new homes, which they claim should keep developers off the green belt.
People's back gardens are classified as brownfield land, which means it is usually easier getting planning permission to build on them.
Mr Prosser said plans to use brownfield land at the Llanwern steelworks were not enough to allay environmental concerns.
This is now further underlined by the Government's recent Planning Policy Guidance Note requiring good design and layout to make the best use of brownfield land and thus improve the attractiveness of residential areas.
The latest land acquisition maintains Harwood Homes (Midlands) 100 per cent record of developing on brownfield land at the Midlands sites it has launched since the Halesowen-based Redrow Group company set up in the region last April.
As such, housing for brownfield land was acceptable and Kirklees planners recommended it be approved.
GREENBELT campaigners and the government are on a collision course as a promise to confine 115,000 new homes to brownfield land looks to be doomed.
Following reforms of the planning system, more than two thirds of all homes are built on brownfield land with ambitions to go even further.