Brownfield Site Register

Brownfield Register

From 16th April 2017 a new duty has been placed on local planning authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a register of previously developed land (brownfield land) which is suitable for residential development. The register must be published by 31 December 2017 and reviewed at least once each year.

The Government is committed to maximising the number of new homes built on suitable brownfield land and has set out its intention to ensure that 90% of suitable brownfield sites have planning permission for housing by 2020.

Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 makes provision for local authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a register of brownfield land. The register should identify previously developed sites in the borough that we have assessed as being suitable for housing.

The register comprises a standard set of information, prescribed by the Government that will be kept up-to-date, and made publicly available. The purpose of the register is to provide certainty for developers and communities and encourage investment in local areas. The registers will then be used to monitor the Government’s commitment to the delivery of brownfield sites.

The Brownfield Register is published under the Open Government Licence and is available in the following format:

 The register comprises:

  • Brownfield sites that have been granted planning permission and are either under construction (with no residential units completed) or not started
  • Brownfield sites that are allocated for residential development in our Adopted Local Plan (2012-2031) that have been assessed as being deliverable and developable against the criteria in the National Planning Policy Framework.
  • SHLAA Sites that have been assessed as being deliverable and developable against the criteria in the National Planning Policy Framework.
  • SHLAA Sites that were removed from previous SHLAA reports due to them being under the threshold or being retained for employment use at the time.

The Brownfield sites can be viewed here.

Next Steps

We will update our statutory brownfield register on an annual basis, which may also include a call for sites in 2018.

If you have any further questions please contact Planning Policy via email or call 01283 508611.