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Brownfield Register

In order to increase the number of houses built the Government requires local authorities to prepare and maintain a register of brownfield land that is suitable for residential development.  

The Brownfield Land Register is in two parts:

  1. Part 1 is a list of all brownfield sites appropriate for residential development, regardless of their status
  2. Part 2 includes those sites in Part 1 that the Council considers would be suitable for a grant of 'permission in principle'.

The Brownfield Register can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Brownfield Register

The Government has published guidance to assist with the preparation and publishing of the brownfield land registers and information about permission in principle, as follows:

Town and County Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017

Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) Order 2017

Brownfield Land Registers Government Guidance

Permission in Principle Government Guidance

The register has to be published in a certain format.  Further guidance can be found below.

Brownfield land registers data standard