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Brownfield

The designation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for existing facilities or sites that are abandoned, idled, or otherwise underused real property where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination that needs to be cleaned up before the site can be used again. Examples are former dry-cleaning establishments and gas stations. The use of brownfields typically reduces land cost by using land that is less desirable. However, lower land costs must be balanced against the cost of any required remediation and possible health risks to residents. The EPA sponsors an initiative to help mitigate these health risks and return the facility or land to renewed use. Many green guidelines and standards provide points for building in brownfield areas.
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I was particularly struck by his sentence: "Cardiff County Council has submitted a brave, green sustainable plan for the future of Cardiff, recommending that all future new build be on brownfield sites not on green open spaces.
The new plant will be built on a brownfield site because Indorama sees this as more cost effective than developing a greenfield site.
Once considered high investment and litigation risks, developers are increasingly experiencing the benefits of investing in rehabbing brownfield sites.
If the government is serious about house building we need more help to bring brownfield sites into use.
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we need more help to bring brownfield sites into useNick ForbesBUDGET BY NUMBERS billion, the package of support for the oil and gas industry PS1.
There are brownfield sites such as the former Peugeot site at Ryton which should be used for building purposes before a valuable greenfield site such as this should be touched.
I feel quite certain that the majority of local people would prefer that full details of section 106 agreements, whether on green on brownfield sites, should be made public under the Freedom of Information Act.
The former Vestey site, once a chicken processing plant, is one of the largest brownfield sites available in South Sefton.
11) queries the higher cost of developing brownfield sites for housing.