Definition of 'greenfield'
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Jazz musicians leave their basements and emerge blinking into the sun of a giant greenfield festival. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is no getting around the fact that more greenfield land will have to be built on. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It also pointed out that greenfield land could be valuable agricultural land and should have some protection. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He also criticised changes to the planning regime which would allow more building on greenfield sites. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Berkeley has a reputation in its sector as one of the most astute buyers of greenfield sites. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The greenfield sites have been ruined. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Yet it has frozen investing in greenfield projects and increased its debt ceiling to ensure that it can fund its investor payout. Times, Sunday Times (2016)By making some allowance for these sites, councils have been able to protect greenfield land. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Another 220 projects on greenfield sites are waiting for council approval. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It should be made extremely difficult to build on greenfield sites, whether or not they are of exceptional beauty. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is more expensive to build on than greenfield land but the Government and local councils must ensure that builders have the right incentives. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This includes greenfield sites that have not been built on previously, and would make it harder for local councils to block new schemes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Nonsense, say ministers, who argue that on their watch building on greenfield land has actually dropped. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Had those houses been built on greenfield land instead, an area six times the size of Southampton would have been lost. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Although the land was set aside for housing in 1989, people argued that it was greenfield land and they were using it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But he warned that the current draft, which fails to distinguish between greenfield and brownfield sites, had got the balance wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If we are going to tackle the huge environmental challenges we face, we have to find ways of using land, including greenfield. Times, Sunday Times (2009)To pave the way for more housing, the Conservatives would change the definition of a greenfield site in a review of the planning system. Times, Sunday Times (2006)AN area of greenfield land the size of a large city could be needlessly lost under the government's planning overhaul, according to critics. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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