Brownfield sites: why are so many undeveloped?

Whether a site is suitable for housing development will always come down to its location and other site-specific issues. Much has been written in recent years about Britain’s so-called housing crisis – yet millions of acres of brownfield sites across the UK remain undeveloped. Is this a wasted opportunity, or are there other reasons why so many brownfield sites remain undeveloped?

Brownfield sites are former industrial and/or commercial sites. Whilst brownfield does not always mean contaminated, one of the common reasons why brownfield sites may be developed for housing is the presence of contamination. 

Rachel Lee’s first article was first published in Property Investor News 

A full version of Rachel’s article can also be viewed by clicking here