It's already been suggested that some green belt land could be reclassified to meet demand, but protesters insisted that building on brown field land
was the answer.
RPG13 seeks to reduce the number of disused council properties and to ensure that at least 90% of new homes are built on brown field land
We have been trying to find brown field land
for this scheme for a long time but it is very difficult in Castle Morpeth because most of it is already owned by major house builders.
St Modwen Properties is one of the country's leading regeneration specialists and has an extensive track record in delivering high-quality develop-ments on brown field land
There are some strong arguments in favour, such as the fact that the site is almost entirely brown field land
which could be put to use without losing green field space.
In contrast to this, statistics actually report that there is sufficient brown field land
in most locations to cater for increased demand.
The figures also say that 314 acres of brown field land
has been reclaimed for businesses.
By lowering the target to, say, 380,000, it would be far more likely that a substantial number of the newdwellings will be built on brown field land
A lot of brown field land
has been released over the last couple of years along that corridor and we have seen a huge growth in developments being built by companies like Persimmon, Redrow Homes,Fairclough,Wimpy and Countryside.
Mr Dodds pointed out that the 600-acre Middle Quinton site, a former Ministry of Defence depot, is brown field land
where a total of 700 jobs in a range of industrial uses already exist.
Over five years, the Newlands One scheme will reclaim and regenerate 435 hectares of brown field land
across 24 sites in Merseyside, Greater Manchester and north Cheshire.
Why develop Green Belt when we have prime Brown Field land
available for redevelopment?