Brownfield sites are sites that have been affected by the
former uses of the site and surrounding land, are derelict
or underused, may have real or perceived contamination
problems, are mainly in developed urban areas and require
intervention to bring them back to beneficial use.
There is no legal definition of 'brownfield land' in the
UK, but there are a number of government policy initiatives
that refer to the reuse of 'previously developed land'
UK policy is to encourage regeneration of brownfield
sites/previously developed land in order to promote:
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