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Brownfield or greenfield – it’s not a black and white issue


Let’s change our assumptions about developing land – that’s the message from Buglife, who want to remind politicians it’s not as simple as brown versus green.

The Government has renewed their focus on brownfield sites for housing, in their latest planning system reforms.

However, it is clear that not all brownfield is suitable for development. This has been demonstrated by The Land Trust and Buglife working in partnership on the former oil refinery in Canvey Wick, Essex, hailed as a ‘brownfield rainforest’ and working with developer, Goodman to transform a disused power station into a wildlife haven at Oliver Road Lagoons, Thurrock. MORE

Header image: Claudia Watts.