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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Woodlands of the West Midlands could give a vital boost to the economy by restoring derelict land and encouraging inward investment, according to the Forestry Commission.
Europa Plaza Developments have submitted the three-tier proposal, which also includes a three storey restaurant on currently derelict land.
Derelict land belonging to the armed forces, rail network and NHS will be commandeered and used to construct new properties, the Prime Minister said.
The proposals, by NJW Developments, would have seen 84 houses built on the western part of the site, near to Palmersville Metro Station, with a park and ride car park while industrial units would be built on the derelict land closest to Whitley Road.
Proposals include the extension of the up to 150% tax relief which exists for contaminated land to long-term derelict land, whether contaminated or not, which should be helpful to developers of brownfield land.
DERELICT land in Wirral is to be transformed after residents got a pounds 5,000 grant.
THESE are the first artists' impressions of how derelict land beside the Ricoh Arena could be transformed if the city gets a supercasino.
The path runs from Wilton Way to derelict land originally earmarked for garages, but which were never built.
Home owners living opposite the derelict land say although they back plans to develop the area, they don't want to see a fast food joint as part of the package.
Most of them are left to further decay, but since 1996, the Changing Places programme has been working to turn derelict land into parks, wildlife areas or other leisure facilities.
Urban Picnic events, organised by the Pool Project, aims to look at Liverpool's underused or derelict land and how it can be turned into spaces to create a healthier city.
Walsall Waterfront will see a host of new bars, restaurants, offices and apartments built on 17 acres of derelict land in the town.