This report responds to one of the potentially most far reaching changes proposed in the Government’s consultation draft National Planning Policy Framework. It examines the proposals to cease giving clear priority nationally to development on brownfield sites (formally called ‘previously developed land’) before greenfield. It also considers the implications of the related recent policy changes made by the Government to drop the minimum housing density range which has until recently been recommended as national policy.
Building in a small island
Why we still need the brownfield first approach
- Report (PDF 710kb)
- A4; 50pp
- November 2011
- PDF: Building_in_a_small_island.pdf