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Government pushes for redevelopment of derelict sites

MORE THAN 16,700ha of derelict land in England and Wales has been abandoned for over 12 years and must be redeveloped to support regeneration, a senior government official said this week. In 72 local authorities in England and Wales, more than 2% of urban land was derelict, Government national brownfield strategy director Dr Paul Syms told a Civils 2005 seminar.

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