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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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.
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.
Residents in Halewood are turning over a new leaf in 2007 after the site on Holland Road, which was once derelict land, has been transformed.
The Widnes Waterfront economic development zone masterplan aims to bring more than 80 hectares of derelict land back into productive use, attracting pounds 70m of investment to create a commercial and tourism development site of regional significance.
The proposal would transform an area of derelict land off Canal Road, Edgwick, next to the A444, and create about 50 jobs.
This was expanded to include any rundown areas where regeneration was achieved by rapidly reclaiming derelict land, promoting them with a high-profile festival to improve the image, and enticing the private sector to come in and redevelop the site.
Plans to redevelop derelict land at an old colliery site are moving forward.
DERELICT land in Huyton is being transformed into a busy new community by a housing trust.
This latest set of plans now under question would open up a piece of derelict land between Bold Street and Lewis's department store.
A SHOPKEEPER says he has lost thousands of pounds because of damage to derelict land next to his store.
A garden enthusiast who did a `Ground Force' on derelict land behind his house has been told to demolish the pergolas, decking, fencing and water features he has created.
Derelict land next to a bus station will be turned into a block of 19 apartments and two office suites if planners give it the green light.