Brownfield Land Register

What is the purpose of the register?

A brownfield land register is a list of previously developed sites (as defined by planning legislation) that may be suitable for potential future development. 

  • Government Regulations require that we publish the Councils’ register online. This is the first version of the Register and it is  split into two parts, Part one is a comprehensive list of brownfield sites across the district that are suitable for residential development, regardless of their planning status.
  • Part two will be a list of only those sites granted 'permission in principle'. This is a new type of planning permission that will approve the fundamental principles - use, location, and scale of a development. When a site has 'permission in principle' a developer will still need to obtain a 'technical details' consent before proceeding with building work.

At this stage only details for sites identified in Part 1 have been included, it will be necessary for these to be updated and  any new sites or amendments, incorporated into future editions.  

  • How are brownfield sites identified?

    "Brownfield land" refers to sites that have been previously built on with a permanent structure. This excludes land in agricultural or forestry use. You can find the full official definition in the glossary to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

    For a site to be included on the register it must be at least 0.25ha in size or capable of providing at least five homes, it must be suitable for residential development, it must be available for residential development, and such development should be achievable within fifteen years. You can find the full criteria in the Brownfield Land Regulations 2017.

    This version of the register has therefore been compiled through using the Councils’ latest SHLAA and other planning policy documents. 

  • View the register

    Government regulations require the register to be published by 31 December 2017. The register can be viewed as either as an Excel Spreadsheet or on the online policies map

  • Sites for inclusion/amendment

    It will be necessary during 2018 to assess the sites identified and others being submitted for consideration as future housing sites as part of the Local Plan Review. The Council will therefore issue a Call for Sites during the early part of 2018 – please register to receive our e-newsletter to be notified when this takes place.