greenfield/brownfield sites

brownfield site advantages

  • Reduces the loss of countryside and land that might be put to agriculturalor recreational use.
  • Helps to revive old and disused urban areas.
  • Services such as water, gas, sewage and electricity are already in place.
  • They are located nearer to main areas of employment so commuting is reduced.
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brownfield sites

Disadvantages

  • Often more expensive as old buildings have to be cleared and made free of pollution.
  • Often surrounded by rundown areas, so doesnt appeal to more wealthy people as residential locations.
  • Higher pollutio levels so less healthy.
  • May not have good access to modern roads.

Advantages

  • Reduces the loss of countryside.
  • helps to revive old and disused urban areas.
  • Services such as water, gas, electricity and sewage are already in place.
  • Located nearer to main areas of employment so commuting is reduced.
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greenfield sites

Disadvantages

  • Valuable farm/recreational space lost.
  • Attractive scenery lost.
  • Wildlife and their habitats are disturbed or lost.
  • Development causes noise and light pollution in the surrounding countryside.
  • Encourages suburban sprawl.

Advantages

  • Relatively cheap and rates of house building are faster.
  • The layout is not hampered by previous development so can easily be made efficient and pleasant.
  • The environment is healthier.
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