Charities publish brownfield planning guidance

Development Specialist Richard Carr is a strong believer in keeping the country’s ‘greenbelt’ land untouched by development; his latest project sees a brownfield site unused in 20 years being regenerated as three luxury Homes.

Planning guidance

Earlier this month a network of environmental charities produced a new piece of guidance aimed to ensure that the government’s push for more brownfield housing development doesn’t endanger ‘greenbelt’ land.

The Wildlife and Countryside network, which encompasses 44 voluntary organisations, say that whilst most brownfield development doesn’t come with negative impacts: “small but important number of sites are hugely valuable for both people and wildlife”.

In the network’s report they say that local authorities should: ““encourage the effective use of land by reusing land that has been previously developed (brownfield land), provided that it is not of high environmental value.

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