29 Jan

The greener side of a house for sale in Brixton

The greener side of a house for sale in Brixton

A new house for sale in Brixton is likely to have one significant green credential on its side for eco-conscious buyers.

That is because new figures from the Office for National Statistics show that property in the capital is more likely than anywhere else in the UK to be constructed on previously developed land.

Rather than being built on greenfield land, a new house for sale in London in 95 per cent of cases is built on a brownfield site.

This includes existing properties that have been converted into dwellings, as well as those constructed from scratch - and is likely to make a new house for sale in Brixton similarly eco-friendly.

While the already well developed capital may seem like a logical place for the highest proportion of property to be built on brownfield sites, the nearby East of England region is at the other end of the scale.

Almost a third (32 per cent) of dwellings in the region are built on greenfield sites, which could make London a more eco-conscious place to buy for environmentally aware househunters.

Some 80 per cent of all new dwellings nationwide are now built on previously developed land, up from a figure of 76-77 per cent in 2005-07.ADNFCR-1222-ID-19587293-ADNFCR

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