The government is committed to maximising the number of new homes built on suitable brownfield land and has set out its intention to ensure that 90% of suitable brownfield sites have planning permission for housing by 2020
The government is committed to maximising the number of new homes built on suitable brownfield land and has set out its intention to ensure that 90% of suitable brownfield sites have planning permission for housing by 2020.
New regulations came into force in April 2017 making it a statutory duty for us to prepare, maintain and publish a register of 'brownfield land' (developed land previously used for something else, excluding agricultural and forestry uses).
Under Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017, any previously developed land that is suitable for residential development and meets certain criteria should be included in the register.
The criteria for brownfield sites to be included is as follows:
The brownfield regulations explain the criteria and definitions in more detail.
The information in the register is in a standard format set by government, and aims to inform developers and communities of potential site locations to encourage development in appropriate areas.
The register is split into two parts:
Part 1 - All sites that have been assessed against the criteria. These include:
Part 2 - Any sites covered in Part 1 that have been granted permission in principle
If a site is under construction, this means that the planning application is being implemented and so it will not be on the register. Part 2 currently has no entries but the register will be updated and reviewed annually.
Download a copy of the Brownfield Register; and view the sites on our interactive map.
Please use the 'brownfield site submission form' to suggest sites that should be considered for inclusion on Part 1 the Brownfield Register.
Sites submitted before 1 December 2020 will be considered for inclusion on the 2021 Brownfield Register. Any site submitted on or after this date will be considered for the updated 2022 register.