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brownfield Line breaks: brown|field
Pronunciation: /ˈbraʊnfiːld/

Definition of brownfield in English:


Denoting or relating to urban sites for potential building development that have had previous development on them: a contaminated brownfield site in the inner city Compare with greenfield.
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  • He switched direction in the mid-80s, spotting the potential of brownfield sites for development.
  • We would prefer to see in-fill development on brownfield sites rather than building on our precious green belt.
  • Government guidance encourages the development of previously used or brownfield land and infill urban sites such as back gardens and parking lots before development on open or greenfield land.
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