CPRE: England has space for at least 1 million brownfield homes

CPRE: England has space for at least 1 million brownfield homes

A minimum of 976,000 new homes could be built on identified brownfield sites, according to a report published today by countryside group the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) which claims that brownfield land is 'far from finite'.

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