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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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Gerald Kells, West Midlands Policy Officer for CPRE, said: "The idea that we're running out of brownfield land in the West Midlands is a myth.
The Cambois site represents an outstanding and unique opportunity to create a high-quality sustainable community of 5,000 homes by regenerating a large area of predominantly brownfield land in a location which has suffered from decades of postindustrial decline.
selling enough publicly-owned surplus brownfield land for 100,000 new homes by 2015,
This dealing of brownfield land is desirable but will in the main be infill development and will not deliver the scale of housing that is needed.
Today s fund will help get local development orders on brownfield land with up to 100 bids each benefiting from up to Au50,000 across this and next year.
The market may pick up again but it is more helpful to developers and communities if there is certainty over a priority being given for development on previously developed brownfield land.
The West Midlands has seen the value of brownfield land fall by a quarter with greenfield sites falling by 21 per cent against a national average of 30 per cent over the year and 13 per cent in the past quarter.
The project, which is already well under way, will eventually see nine acres of brownfield land north of the Coast Road transformed.
It is also an example of the excellent team work between key partners in the public and private sector who have worked together to acquire, assemble and co-ordinate the remediation of brownfield land which would otherwise remain derelict," he said.
It says planners in the borough "waste the countryside" by failing to make better use of previously developed brownfield land, and by failing to convert existing buildings.
Anesco is to set about a major regeneration of a couple of Harworth Estates former colliery sites with the development of a 30MW solar portfolio - falling in line with Government strategy to develop solar on brownfield land.