We have a similar redevelopment plan in place for Weston Super Mare on the old Locking Airfield site.
While this was originally touted as being a highly eco-friendly redevelopment of a "brownfield" site, in practice such sites are largely undeveloped open space and hence most of them are not really "brownfield" at all.
Now, following "consultation with" the HCA and the developers who bought the site, the local authority has agreed changes to the original conditions they applied to the development. It was supposed to be "employment led" development so that the additional population living there would have local employment provided ahead of the housing, to sustain them. (NB: this is what "sustainable" development seems to imply).
Now, the developers have got the LA to change this condition, so that they will create a number of construction "apprenticeships" to help build the housing, and these "jobs" will count towards those required under the "employment led" restrictions. (The fact that no jobs will remain after the houses have been built seems to have escaped the attention of the local authority).
There has also been a change to the condition that meant the developers had to give priority to developing the brownfield areas of the site first. Now they will develop the open, unspoilt areas of the site first because that has the lowest cost to them.
HURRAH for such principled action by local authorities, holding firm against pressures applied by developers who are only interested in the short-term profits they can make, and damn the consequences of their short-termism on the communities and destroyed open countryside they leave behind in their wake.