It seems to me "brownfield" is loaded with other meanings. wikipedia:Brownfield_land suggests some level of pollution from previous use.
But even this idea of being "scheduled for new development" isn't that useful, because... well scheduled when? by who? And do we really care that much? All we can see is some muddy wasteland.
Proposed features/Wasteland seems like a better idea. Then perhaps we could do landuse=wasteland, wasteland=brownfield (for those who want to indicate that it has brownfield classification, for some meaning of that word)
-- Harry Wood 17:29, 9 August 2010 (BST)
Brownfield is widely used in the UK to denote what used to be regularly called "derelict land". A site is brownfield if it has had previous (resent times) use but is currently unused. Most brownfield sites have some level of contamination, even if this is only contamination from previous building products. Many sites remain in a brownfield condition for long periods of time until a wider area is redeveloped. blackadder 18:19, 9 August 2010 (BST)
Shouldn't "scheduled" be "designated" or "available"? To me "scheduled" means that there is to be construction in the near future, which may not be the case. Evil saltine 23:05, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
The description seems invalid to require this.
I think that brownfield can contain some buildings provided that they are old and no more used.
I would like to change the description in this way...