Making the best of brownfield

By Dr Malcolm Hockaday | 20 January 2021

When it comes to brownfield sites to build new homes on, there is no shortage of them, says Dr Malcolm Hockaday. But the data on where to find them is, at best, patchy and needs to be updated

The Government has made much of its desire to build hundreds of thousands of homes a year by the middle of this decade. A key part of this drive has involved building on brownfield land.

While these sites are often complex to develop, they have the distinct advantage of not being ‘greenfield’ – the development that can cause so much local controversy.

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