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Digging homes

I am indebted to Simon Ives, commercial director of brownfields. com for a totally new phrase he claims is entering the lexicon: 'beigefield'. Ives says an aggregates company told him about the term, which it defined thus: 'We have dug about on it and made a few holes and now it is, by definition, brownfield because we have developed it in a planning sense. We would like to build houses on it please.' The government's 60 per cent target of brownfield development may yet be achieved.

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