The amount of brownfield land across England being used for residential development has fallen sharply over the past year, according to government data.

Land use change statistics published by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) show the proportion of brownfield land used for housing across England in 2017/18 fell to 32 per cent, down form 44 per cent recorded the year before. 

Alex Ground appears in Planning Resource commenting: "Our clients are finding the development of the remaining brownfield sites certainly possible, but increasingly expensive; for example, with the additional costs related to remediation or land stability issues."

Government data reveals fall in use of brownfield land for housing is available to read via the Planning Resource website via subscription. 

Alex is a partner in our real estate team. She advises on all aspects of planning, highways and compulsory purchase including planning applications, appeals, negotiating s106 agreements, challenges and enforcement.