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  1. Digital Land
  2. Glossary
  3. Brownfield sites

Brownfield sites

  • Are often on disused or derelict land.
  • Are more available in the North and Midlands (but most housing demand is in the south east).
  • Are valuable as existing buildings can be split up into more homes on any one site.
  • The site has already been developed so reduces urban sprawl.
  • Use unsightly areas for building developments, so improves the urban environment.
  • Are found in urban areas, so building housing there reduces demand on car use.
  • Are more expensive to build on as often the land needs to be cleared first (especially if land is contaminated from previous industrial use).