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Brownfield land or site

Brownfield land is another term for previously developed land, or land that contains or contained a permanent structure and associated infrastructure. Brownfield land occurs in rural and urban areas, but does not include agricultural or forestry land or buildings. The National Planning Policy Framework encourages local authorities to plan to reuse brownfield land before greenfield sites, as long as the brownfield site is not more environmentally valuable. See also greenfield.

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