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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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Leader of Newcastle City Council, Nick Forbes, said he was concerned that the Government wasn't investing enough in the clearance of brownfield sites, after scrapping its Housing Pathfinder Renewal Scheme four years ago.
Zwingle: Brownfield sites are typically tracts of under-utilized properties that are contaminated and have a history of use (e.
Colangelo says brownfield sites can be identified as "dilapidated, tired, underused or abandoned properties, some of which are highly contaminated.
Therefore, in many cases developers are simply not able to build on brownfield sites.
Mr Groombridge said the proposal put the largest remaining brownfield site in the Vale to good use.
Conference of Mayors found Redeveloping brownfield sites could generate more than 575,000 new jobs and $1.
The former Vestey site, once a chicken processing plant, is one of the largest brownfield sites available in South Sefton.
Niagara County, Sullivan County, and Valley Falls in Rensselaer County will receive $300,000, $200,000, and $200,000, respectively, to tackle the problems posed by brownfield sites, which pose safety risks and suffocate local economies.
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.
But another brownfield site that couldn't be saved was the old Foleshill gas works which eventually became the home of the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
As property prices rise quickly in Wales, the self-build option is also growing, says Brownfield site expert Russell Cobban
From a redevelopment standpoint, the site is a designated Brownfield site.