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[attributive] Relating to or denoting previously undeveloped sites for commercial development or exploitation.Compare with brownfield
- ‘Residents are unhappy about the scale of the proposed development and its location on a greenfield site.’
- ‘The main areas for development are on greenfield sites near Stansted Airport and in parts of south Essex.’
- ‘New planning requirements have blocked or delayed the release of greenfield land.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘‘Abbotstown is a greenfield site and would be much easier to develop,’ said a private sector source.’
- ‘Councillors rejected the plan because they said other brownfield sites should be considered before using this large greenfield location.’
- ‘A government source pointed out that, as it is a greenfield site ‘the developers have an almost blank canvas on which to design’.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Using council figures, York's Environment Forum has demonstrated that York's housing need can be met without developing greenfield sites.’
- ‘The area we ended up in, if it was in Britain, would be called a greenfield development site.’
- ‘Riskier again are development funds, which purchase greenfield sites in the hope that these will prove suitable for commercial property development.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Cala Homes yesterday submitted an application for the huge greenfield development at Barton Farm.’
- ‘Current legislation forbids development of greenfield sites for housing but permits it for schools.’
- ‘The company is also set to begin construction on a greenfield development in Kilkenny.’
- ‘The company plans to build a technical support and customer service centre on a greenfield site in Galway.’
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