This is a collaborative post.
Let’s start by saying we are not talking about land in the Green Belt. That land has been set aside for such things as parks and areas where structures are, for the most part, prohibited. When we speak of green land, we mean land that is environmentally sound and free from contaminants and other issues that affect both the environment and the health of people who would build and live on that land. If you are among the many who support the Net Zero initiative and are seeking to do your part when building a new home, it all starts with finding the right land that meets your ‘green’ requirements.
Existing Issues to Be Aware Of
One that comes to mind is runoff from chemical plants or anyone using chemical fertilisers or pesticides in the area. This can get into ground water and if you need a well, the runoff could be problematic. Also, if you are in a farming belt, any cattle or livestock you raise could be affected as well. Bear in mind they do nibble the grass that could be contaminated.