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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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Instead, they point to brownfield sites that have been decontaminated at public expense.
A recent report by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) stated that if local planning authorities do not record the full range of suitable brownfield sites and deliver appropriately high-density developments on these sites, and can't do more to get the right sites built out, then opportunities will be missed resulting in valued green spaces and the countryside being placed at risk.
We are progress brownfield understand not The work comes as Middlesbrough Council says its "city-scale housing ambitions" are being driven by developments on brownfield sites.
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.g.
"Brownfield sites are often undervalued because the current owners can't or are afraid to deal with the environmental issues of the properties," Paull said.
Colangelo says brownfield sites can be identified as "dilapidated, tired, underused or abandoned properties, some of which are highly contaminated."
we need more help to bring brownfield sites into useNick ForbesBUDGET BY NUMBERS billion, the package of support for the oil and gas industry PS1.3
Conference of Mayors found Redeveloping brownfield sites could generate more than 575,000 new jobs and $1.9 billion annually in new tax revenue for the nation's cities.
The former Vestey site, once a chicken processing plant, is one of the largest brownfield sites available in South Sefton.
I did notice that like Liverpool FC they want to take a park (not a brownfield site).
It is quite wrong not to use a brownfield site in a case of this sort because it makes nonsense of the existing planning system and its endeavours to try to care for what is left of the countryside.