There is no point putting housing on brownfield land
if employment is then placed on green belt land, causing people to travel between the two."
Based on research led by Professor Norman Hutchison, of the University of Aberdeen, the report - Making more brownfield land
available for housing development: a case study of Nottingham - is timely given the pledge made by the main political parties to build more homes.
It is made up of brownfield land
on which heavy industry was previously located, lowgrade agricultural land and coastal dunes.
"In the early 1990s there wasn't much brownfield land
available in Rugby.
Some people feel that the existing green belt is sacrosanct and all building should be on brownfield land
. Others want a building free-for-all.
"It should not be necessary to build on Green Belt land when there is enough brownfield land
available for a million and a half new homes.
The Government may be celebrating its success in achieving its targets to develop 60 per cent of new homes on brownfield land
by 2008, but it appears that term is still viewed with suspicion by many communities and developers.
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 are committed to meeting the region's housing needs by wherever possible building on brownfield land
The figures show that 2,129 jobs were created or safeguarded against a target of 1,549; 33 businesses created or attracted against a target of 31; 90ha of brownfield land
reclaimed against a target of 96ha; 3,363 learning opportunities created against a target of 2,759.