Friday August 7, 2020

Blots on our landscape

City councils are struggling to deal with the large numbers of derelict sites that are blighting our urban streets

25th June, 2011

Once highly sought-after by developers and considered valuable for their potential during the boom, derelict sites have reverted to being blights on our urban landscapes, eyesores that we’re going to have to live with for the foreseeable future.

When derelict sites are mentioned, bleak housing estates spring to mind, but it’s also an urban phenomenon.

Under the Derelict Sites Act, a derelict site means any land ‘‘which detracts to a material...

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