Brownfield Land Register

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What is a Brownfield Land Register?

In April 2017 the Government introduced a requirement for Local Planning Authorities to publish a brownfield land register by 31 December 2017. A brownfield land register is a list of sites that have been previously developed that are potentially suitable for housing-led development. The Council is required to review and update its register annually.

The Register is required to be kept in two parts:

  • Part 1 will contain sites categorised as previously developed land which are considered by the Council to be suitable, available and achievable for housing-led development
  • Part 2 allows Local Planning Authorities to select sites from Part 1 and grant ‘permission in principle’ (PiP) for housing-led development. A PiP establishes the fundamental principles of development of a site in terms of its use and the approximate number of homes that the site can reasonable accommodate. A PiP is similar in practice to an ‘outline’ planning permission, and further approval from the Council, in the form of ‘technical details consent’ is required in order for a site to actually be developed.

The Council’s brownfield land register was most recently reviewed on 30 November 2023.

The Council’s current brownfield land register is available on the ‘downloads’ section on this page. The sites contained within the Register are also plotted on the map below.

How do I put forward a site for consideration?

The Council is required to review its Register annually, and intends to publish annual updates to the register each November. If you would like us to consider a site for inclusion in the next version of the Register, please complete our online form.

Your submission must be received by the Council on or before 31st August in order to be considered for inclusion in the next version of the Register. Any submissions received after this date will not be considered until the following year.

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