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brown·field

 (broun′fēld′)
n.
A piece of industrial or commercial property that is abandoned or underused and often environmentally contaminated, especially one considered as a potential site for redevelopment.

brownfield

(ˈbraʊnˌfiːld)
n
(Sociology) (modifier) denoting or located in an urban area that has previously been built on: Hampshire has many brownfield developments.

brown•field

(ˈbraʊnˌfild)
n.
an industrial or commercial site that is idle or underused because of real or perceived environmental pollution.
[1975–80]
Translations

brownfield

[ˈbraʊnfiːld] ADJ [site, land] → previamente urbanizado
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Clr Turner said she hoped brown field land would be used before green belt but agreed it was important to offer major sites as opposed to slowly increasing the size of every single village.
If it were true that house building is desperately needed here, there are hundreds of acres of unused brown field land between Ryton and Blaydon which has been ignored.
Top of the six-strong priority list for Telegraph readers was the protection of the green belt - at least until all the brown field land is used.
Opposition leader Cllr Justin Madders submitted comments against the application: "If this is agreed the plentiful brown field land in and around the town centre will never be developed for housing if developers are continually granted permission on greenfield sites.
ACOUNCIL is set to open the door for developers to build thousands of homes on brown field land in a bid to kick-start the North East economy.
The re-use of brown field land is promoted through the plan, along with the regeneration of Rhyl.
Like many politicians Birmingham Council quote currently available brown field land as if this was the sum total of what will become available.
The Works is the first place in Wales to take part in a project promoted by Waste & Resources Action Programme (Wrap) to use high quality compost to regenerate brown field land.
Sonhoe chose Teesside ahead of 50 locations around the world for the plant, based on its access to a deep water port, significant petro-chemical infrastructure and the availability of brown field land.
Such restrictions could seriously hamper the council's efforts to support the long-term survival of existing communities and bring brown field land back into beneficial use in some areas such as Oldbury.
Another area of specialist interest is in the increased market for large scale infrastructure projects primarily associated with redevelopment of brown field land banks.
We have helped reclaim nearly 3, 000 hectares of brown field land and levered over pounds 1.