Brownfield site – Urban land that has been used, abandoned and now awaits some new use. Commonly found in the inner cities
There was a brown field (brownfield) that used to have buildings on it in the middle of the inner city.
A brownfield site is an area of land that has previously been developed, usually for industrial purposes, but is now unused.
Such sites are usually in urban areas but can be in the countryside.
Brownfield sites are often used for new housing, but there can be challenges. Sites like these are often polluted due to their previous industrial use and the cost of cleaning them up can be high.