derelict land

derelict land

[′der·ə‚likt ‚land]
(ecology)
Land that, because of mining, drilling, or other industrial processes, or by serious neglect, is unsightly and cannot be beneficially utilized without treatment.
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Phil speaks about the Burges, but going on from there, up Bishop Street and along the Foleshill Road nearly as far as Eagle Street we pass vast areas of derelict land and buildings crying out for development, and it has been like it for years.
Property giant Barratt Homes has been given the go-ahead to build 552 modern houses and apartments on derelict land near Norton Road.
Derelict land belonging to the armed forces, rail network and NHS will be commandeered and used to construct new properties, the Prime Minister said.
Plans are underway to launch a new tourism board, create new forestry on derelict land and build an agricultural technology showcase at the Royal Show Ground in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
A planning application for the development on 500 acres of mostly derelict land at Rhydycar could be submitted to Merthyr County Borough Council today or early next week.
It confirmed they were in talks about a deal to regenerate 80 acres of almost derelict land for housing, shops, offices and a leisure complex.
Lastly the council is one of the worst landlords of mass neglect - throughout the city waste land sites and derelict land is owned by the city council and many of its leased building have been allowed to fall into disrepair in breach of the contractual conditions.
Youngsters from St Peter's First School in Wallsend scooped pounds 150 for their ambitious plan to transform derelict land at Willington Gut in November 1986.
Prospect (GB), a subsidiary of the Riverside Group, has been given the green light to transform derelict land into an office village off Aber Road, Flint.
Together with the Tees Forest, the two ventures planted six million trees as they responded to low tree cover in the region and the need to reclaim derelict land.
Craig Sharp successfully applied for funding from "V", the new national young people's volunteering charity, to help transform derelict land at Woodside School, in Grendon, near Atherstone, after talking to his mum, Karen, who is on the parent-teacher association at the school.
The incident escalated when cylinders and unknown chemicals were discovered in the building on derelict land about 100 metres from the nearest houses.