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Brownfield land register

Brownfield land is land that has been previously developed. For a site to be considered as previously developed land it must meet the definition found in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Land and buildings in agricultural/forestry use and residential gardens are not considered to be previously developed.

Brownfield land register

The Government's Housing and Planning Act (May 2016) requires that we must maintain and publish a register of brownfield land. The brownfield land register is a list of  previously developed sites in the district that we have assessed as being suitable for housing.

The register comprises two parts:

Part 1 of the brownfield land register includes brownfield (or "previously developed") sites that are suitable for residential development.

Part 2 of the register will list those sites in Part 1 that the local planning authority has decided would be suitable for a grant of permission in principle for residential development. The council has not considered sites for inclusion in Part 2 of the register.

Map of brownfield sites ►

The Part 1 register is available in two formats:

spreadsheets icon Brownfield land register (XLS) [33kb]
spreadsheets icon Brownfield land register (CSV) [7kb]

The register includes sites from two main sources:

Notes for using the register:

What happens next?

The register is made up of a standard set of information, as prescribed by the Government. This will be kept up-to-date, and made publicly available, to help provide certainty for developers and communities and encourage investment in local areas. All registers will then be used to monitor the Government's commitment to the delivery of brownfield sites.


Additional information

Central Government has published the following guidance:

Brownfield land registers

Permission in principle