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What are the advantages of brownfield sites?

People will live closer to work reducing congestion
Regeneration of the city
Government policy favours brown field sites for developing housing


What are the disadvantages of brownfield sites?

High density housing due to the cost of land


What are the advantages of greenfield sites?

Cheaper to develop as fewer buildings to clear
Land is cheaper as on outskirts
Low density housing = greater space for gardens and garages


What are the disadvantages of greenfield sites?

Harder to obtain planning permission
Less sustainable
Needs to build new roads, sewage, gas , water and electricity making it expensive

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