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Brownfield Land Register

The Brownfield Land Register provides information on brownfield land suitable for residential development, having regard to criteria set out in the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017.

All local planning authorities in England are required to produce a register, in a standardised way, in accordance with the Brownfield regulations. The register consists of two parts, Part 1 and Part 2.

Part 1 consists of all sites which meet the following criteria set out in the regulations:

  • an area of at least 0.25 hectares or capable of supporting at least five dwellings (authorities can include smaller sites if they wish)
  • suitable for residential development
  • available for residential development; and
  • residential development of the land is achievable

Part 1 of the Register does not allocate land or assume planning permission will be granted for housing or any other form of development.

Part 2, when produced, will consist of sites from Part 1 which we wish to grant ‘permission in principle’. We have not yet identified any sites which we think should go onto the Part 2 Register.

We are required to update the Brownfield Land Register at least once a year.

In each annual review, we add sites with planning permission and allocations on brownfield sites to Part 1 of the Register.

When sites are developed, they are removed from the Register in the next annual review.

Last updated 01 March 2024