A new report from CPRE shows that despite space being available for 1.3 million new homes to be built on brownfield, greenfield is still being destroyed. In fact, brownfield housing units with planning permission is now at the lowest since records began – down from 53% in 2020 to 44% in 2021.
This tragic waste of land that could be recycled for housing is why we’re calling on the government to implement a brownfield first policy. We want to see plans to develop the homes we need, where we need them, without destroying our countryside and green spaces.
Read more in the new CPRE report, ‘Recycling our land: state of brownfield 2021’