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03/08/2021

News report: The value of restoring nature to brownfield sites

Words: Laura Edgar
Amberswood Common / Wayne Parry

The brownfield versus greenfield question is one that cannot be ignored if species' decline is to be prevented. Laura Edgar reports on striking the balance and making land work hard

It has been a kind of mantra for a while now: prioritise brownfield land for development. Protect green spaces, greenfield and the green belt.Successive Conservative governments have all prioritised brownfield land for development. Back in 2014, under David Cameron, then chancellor George Osborne announced plans to allow developers to build on almost all brownfield sites, with a wider aim to........
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