Brownfield development needs green focus

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 11:56:40 GMT


            Property News - Brownfield development needs green focus

The development of brownfield sites should focus on creating green environments.

The development of brownfield sites should focus on creating green environments.

The Town and Country Planning Association's (TCPA's) communications manager, Kate Henderson, has said that regeneration projects should aim to create plenty of green space.

She pointed out that the organisation fully supports the development of housing on brownfield land but said that the areas must be appealing to homebuyers.

"The regeneration of brownfield land should seek to enhance the quality of life for those who live and work there, supporting a richness of biodiversity and creating a positive sense of place," said Ms Henderson.

"Homes with gardens attract people. Green space is not only important in creating desirable housing, it is also integral to more environmental design.

"Fundamental to housing provision is the creation of proper neighbourhood centres and not urban deserts," she added.

The government recently set out plans to build three million new homes in the UK by 2020.

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