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Brownfield register

View our register of brownfield land and maps of brownfield sites

The register

The introduction of The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 requires us to publish and maintain a register of brownfield land. This land must exceed 0.25ha (or be capable of supporting five dwellings) and be suitable, available and achievable for residential-led development (that is, self-contained dwellings).

The register will be structured in two parts. Part one will comprise sites which, based on best available information, are considered:

  • suitable
  • available
  • achievable

And in accordance with the guidance have regard to:

  • the development plan
  • national polices and advice
  • any guidance issues by the Secretary of State

Part two will be a subset of part one. It will be made up of the sites which we decide to grant permission in principle. Permission in principle is a new route to consent, which together with technical details consent will form an implementable planning permission.

The first brownfield register must be in place by the end of 2017. Due to this timescale, we've focused on producing part one of the register by this date. It doesn't include any sites on part two at this stage. For sites without planning permission listed on part one, residential potential and dwelling capacity should be treated as a guide only and subject to constraints.

Part one of the register will comprise sites which are brownfield and that are part of the current Local Plan, have planning permission or have been submitted to us for consideration as part of the Local Plan review ‘Call for Sites and Policy Suggestions’ consultation.

We're required to maintain the register. So there will be opportunities for further sites to be proposed for consideration.

Part 1 of our brownfield register

You can view Part 1 of our register below.

View our brownfield register

You can also view the register as a CSV file.

What is brownfield land?

‘Brownfield' is previously developed land. It's defined in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012) as:

Land which is or was occupied by a permanent structure, including the curtilage of the developed land (although it should not be assumed that the whole of the curtilage should be developed) and any associated fixed surface infrastructure. This excludes:

  • land that is or has been occupied by agricultural or forestry buildings;
  • land that has been developed for minerals extraction or waste disposal by landfill purposes where provision for restoration has been made through development control procedures;
  • land in built-up areas such as private residential gardens, parks, recreation grounds and allotments; and
  • land that was previously-developed, but where the remains of the permanent structure have blended into the landscape in the process of time