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Greenfield land

Greenfield land (often confused with Green Belt) is a term used to describe undeveloped land used for agriculture, grazing, open space or left to naturally evolve. These greenfield sites are usually associated with agricultural or amenity properties and can involve unfenced open fields.


Brownfield land

Brownfield land (also referred to as Previously Developed Land) is or was occupied by commercial and industrial buildings or structures. It generally relates to underused or abandoned industrial and commercial facilities which become available for re-use but excludes agricultural buildings, private gardens and operations connected to mineral extraction or waste disposal.


Green Belt land

Green Belt land is often confused with green field land which doesn't have the same level of protection.  The concept originated in the 1930’s to control and manage London’s expansion.