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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 at least 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 the Strategic Housing and Economic Housing Land Availability Assessments that have been assessed as being suitable, available and achievable for housing. It should be noted that inclusion of a site on the register does not imply that planning permission would be granted for residential use. Any planning application would be considered in relation to relevant planning policies and other material considerations. 

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.