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Flashcards in Brownfield V Greenfield Deck (4):
1

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

2

What are the disadvantages of brownfield sites?

High density housing due to the cost of land

3

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
Quieter

4

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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