Local Planning Authorities are required to maintain a register of previously developed sites which are capable of being redeveloped or converted to provide housing-led development.
All sites must meet the definition of 'previously developed land' which is included within the Annex 2: Glossary of the National Planning Policy Framework .
All sites must meet the following criteria to be included:
They should be suitable for residential development. This means that the land must have planning permission, be allocated within the adopted development plan or be considered appropriate for such development by the Council.
They should be available for residential development. This means that there is no impediment to development in terms of either ownership issues or legal constraints on the land.
The residential development of the land must be achievable and likely be developed within 15 years of being entered on the register.
In accordance with Government requirements, Part 1 of the Council's Brownfield Land Register includes sites which are at least 0.25 hectares in area, or are capable of providing a net gain of at least 5 dwellings.
Sites currently pending permission are also included. Sites which are under construction are however not included on the Part 1 Brownfield Land Register.
The Council's first Part 1 publication of the Brownfield Land Register has been informed by sites included in the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (October 2017), Draft Local Plan (October 2017), Local Part 2 Plan Sites & Policies document (June 2015), pending planning applications and existing planning permissions. It has been published in an Excel / CSV spreadsheet in accordance with Government requirements. This includes webpage links to site plans for each of the listed sites and webpage links to existing planning permissions or pending decisions as of 1st December 2017 where applicable:
Part 1 of the Brownfield Land Register is also available to view in PDF form and as an interactive map:
Further information on the Government's data standard which Local Planning Authorities must take into account of in preparing Brownfield Land Registers is included on the following link:
The Government have also published a Frequently Asked Questions webpage which gives further information on Brownfield Land Registers: