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Brownfield land register

The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations require all Local Planning Authorities in England to prepare, maintain and publish a brownfield land register.

The register includes all previously developed land considered suitable, available and achievable for residential development and is available in two formats:

The register is published under the Open Government Licence and will be updated annually.

The register comprises:

  • Brownfield sites that have been granted planning permission and are either under construction or not started
  • Brownfield sites that are allocated in adopted Local Plans or made Neighbourhood Plans
  • Brownfield sites identified in Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment/Strategic Housing and Economic Housing Land Availability Assessments that have been assessed as being suitable, available and achievable for housing.

There are two parts to the register. Part 1 comprises all brownfield sites appropriate for residential development and Part 2, those sites granted permission in principle. No sites have been entered in to Part 2 of the register.