Land is something that can be hard to come by in the UK -a small island with a large population makes providing suitable housing for a whole population is difficult, and many people have decided that one good option to explore when wanting to build a new home, or a development of new homes, is to use brownfield land.
Brownfield land is land that has been used for industrial reasons previously but is now no longer in use. This can be a factory, a petrol station or a garage for example. Brownfield land is often cheap which is hugely appealing to people looking for a plot of land within a suitable budget, but it does have some things to look out for if this is something that sounds like an attractive option to you.
One of the biggest problems that you will find with this ex-industrial land is the fact that most of the time it is contaminated, and needs a lot of work done to it before any buildings can be placed on it. You will need to find a good decommissioning company such as Soilfix to make sure that the land is safe for builders to start work on.
Something else to consider that can be more tricky is planning permission. Brownfield sites are often in a more built up area, which means that you may have to take into consideration a lot of the neighbours before you can obtain the planning permission that you want.