Brownfield Land

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Brownfield Land
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Last Edit Date 2018-06-15

Brownfield Land means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Brownfield land is land available for development, which has previously been built on or used for purposes that have altered the condition of the soil. (1)

Brownfield land or previously developed can be defined as: Land which is or was occupied by permanent, including the curtilage (parcel of land attached to a dwelling house and forming one enclosure with it) of the developed land and any associated fixed surface infrastructure. There are four main categories of a Brownfield land: vacant, derelict, contaminated and/or partially occupied or utilised. Effective use of land includes reusing land that has been previously developed. (2),

Brownfield redevelopment means to encourage the reuse of land by developing sites that are complicated by environmental contamination, thereby reducing pressure on undeveloped land. (3)

(1) EU; 2011, Let’s speak sustainable construction Multilingual Glossary, (2) Based on Building Research Establishment Ltd 2015 et al, http://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Brownfield_land: The British National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), (3) Based on http://www.usgbc.org/credits/ss3