Unfortunately to government brownfield means ‘build on’ Its the places we feel relaxed about destroying, yet they are potentially the most exciting habitats for wildlife we have.
Natural England recently described one such site near us in Essex as the ‘rainforest of the UK’
It’s our waste and disturbance that makes these places unique and precious.
We can and must recreate this landscape but in a way that people want to see. We need to get creative with our construction waste and design it back into public space.
Here are some images of the work we have been doing to make brownfield work for wildlife and people.