Definition of greenfield in English:

greenfield

adjective

British
  • Denoting or relating to previously undeveloped sites for commercial development or exploitation.

    ‘the company invested in greenfield sites’
    • ‘The company plans to build a technical support and customer service centre on a greenfield site in Galway.’
    • ‘The area we ended up in, if it was in Britain, would be called a greenfield development site.’
    • ‘Cala Homes yesterday submitted an application for the huge greenfield development at Barton Farm.’
    • ‘Riskier again are development funds, which purchase greenfield sites in the hope that these will prove suitable for commercial property development.’
    • ‘Villagers are facing defeat in their fight to block plans for a huge housing development on a greenfield site at Brompton-on-Swale, near Richmond.’
    • ‘Developers are proposing mini housing estates in leafy suburbia as current policies deter them from greenfield sites.’
    • ‘Current legislation forbids development of greenfield sites for housing but permits it for schools.’
    • ‘New planning requirements have blocked or delayed the release of greenfield land.’
    • ‘He also announced changes in the planning rules to discourage housing development on greenfield sites in areas of low demand.’
    • ‘He said revised planning policy guidance strengthened Government policy in favour of building on previously developed sites before greenfield sites.’
    • ‘The main areas for development are on greenfield sites near Stansted Airport and in parts of south Essex.’
    • ‘The council should put more of its energy into tackling the important issues of house crime and conservation of greenfield sites, rather than making life more difficult for parents.’
    • ‘Residents are unhappy about the scale of the proposed development and its location on a greenfield site.’
    • ‘Using council figures, York's Environment Forum has demonstrated that York's housing need can be met without developing greenfield sites.’
    • ‘A government source pointed out that, as it is a greenfield site ‘the developers have an almost blank canvas on which to design’.’
    • ‘‘Abbotstown is a greenfield site and would be much easier to develop,’ said a private sector source.’
    • ‘It is thought it may recommend tax credits for developers who build on brownfield sites, and possibly development taxes on developers who hold idle greenfield sites.’
    • ‘Councillors rejected the plan because they said other brownfield sites should be considered before using this large greenfield location.’
    • ‘The company is also set to begin construction on a greenfield development in Kilkenny.’
    • ‘He warned that if these issues are not addressed, the shortfall in housing may need to be met by the development of other areas, and that could mean greenfield sites.’

Pronunciation

greenfield

/ˈɡriːnfiːld/