The term ‘brownfield land’ refers to land that has been used in the past for industrial purposes. In policy terms, brownfield land is defined in the National Planning Policy Framework as land that is or has been occupied by a permanent structure. Developing brownfield sites is one of the key mechanisms for remediating land affected by its industrial past.
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Document template: Contamination and environmental matters: property observation checklists
Document template: Environmental impact assessment checklist
isurv section: Environmental considerations
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RICS research: Making more brownfield land available for housing (RICS)