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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.


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


an industrial or commercial site that is idle or underused because of real or perceived environmental pollution.


[ˈbraʊnfiːld] ADJ [site, land] → previamente urbanizado
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Nick Spence, planning and estates manager (north) for Ibstock, added: "We are pleased to see brownfield land being brought back into use through the delivery of high-quality affordable homes alongside the creation of new jobs in retail.
The firm specialises in the regeneration and remediation of brownfield land and urban environments.
The new West Midlands Funding Commission will look for ways to provide long-term funding for the region to build homes, reclaim brownfield land and improve transport.
Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell said: We need to build more homes in this country so making sure that we re-use brownfield land is crucial.
It is thought while Kirklees officers refused the housing bid, they are keen for some kind of development on the brownfield land.
Now the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England's Lancashire branch has hit out at the scheme, covering land between the East Lancs Road, Liverpool Road and the M6, arguing that it should be built on urban brownfield land instead.
I'm all for protecting rare species - but surely it is madness to hold up development on brownfield land which nobody could describe as attractive.
19 May 2015 - UK-based housebuilder and brownfield land developer Inland Homes has sold 230 residential plots with planning permission across three brownfield sites at Queensgate in Farnborough, Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire and Woolwich in East London, the company said on Tuesday.
A spokesperson for Northumberland County Council said: "Northumberland is predominantly a rural county and the availability of brownfield land is less than in many other authority areas across the UK.
12) that our countryside can be rescued from new suburban sprawl by 'telling local councils to use brownfield land instead.
Stuart Davies, executive director of property development and management at Gwalia, said: "Our development on the site of the former Margaret Street nursery will revitalise brownfield land in this really popular residential area near Swansea city centre.
The council wants to build around 12,000 new homes by 2028 - on available brownfield land only.