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.
NKDC is currently working towards producing its Brownfield Land Register, and is holding a public consultation to obtain information about potentially suitable sites. This consultation will close on Friday 15 September.
What is Brownfield land?
Brownfield land is land that has been previously developed, although it excludes land and buildings in agricultural/forestry use and residential gardens. Further guidance on the definition of Brownfield Land can be found in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework.
What will be included in the Register?
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 Register will be reviewed annually.
How is NKDC determining which sites will be entered onto the Register?
The Council has compiled a list of all sites included in its most recent Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) that have been identified as brownfield land. The Council is now holding a public consultation to seek people’s views on these sites, in order to determine which of these sites should be entered onto the Register.
How do I comment on the identified sites?
Each of the sites identified in the SHELAA assessment, including a site summary and a map, are listed below. Accompanying each site is a web form; if you would like to comment on one or more of these sites, please complete a form for each site. Your comments will be automatically sent to the Council’s Development Management team, who will review them prior to producing the Register. This consultation will close on Friday 15 September.
How to I put forward sites that are not on the SHELAA list?
The Council is also undertaking a ‘call for sites’ in order to consider other sites for inclusion on the Register. If you would like to put forward a site for consideration, please complete the web form below. When completed the form will be automatically sent to the Council’s Development Management Team, who will review it prior to producing the register. If you put forward a site for consideration, you will be expected to provide evidence that it meets the definition of ‘brownfield land’.