MUCH is being claimed for the use of brown rather than green sites for additional housing: preservation of the peace of the countryside; freedom from noise and pollution. No one would wish to destroy these, but the urban population has needs too. They want some space among the high-density building, traffic-free areas of peace and beauty.
Our Victorian city fathers saw this need and created parks to provide this space for far smaller urban areas than those of today. Let us use some of the brown sites to provide for all, and particularly the carless urban citizen, at least some token experience of the green fields.