Delayed work on major regeneration projects is an inevitability of the recession.
But what happens to the site in the meantime?
Property Week and BPF want to see more of these sites turned into temporary green and public spaces.
The recession has forced many developers and local authorities to put major regeneration projects on hold, but the stalled sites don't need to lay inactive and fallow.
Regeneration is about improving an area and the community, bring life to mothballed sites should be part of that process.
We and Property Week want to encourage developers, landlords and local authorities to do more.
Westfield and Land Securities back campaign to let communities use mothballed development sites