Brownfield Land Register

The Council has produced Part One of the Brownfield Land Register showing a list of previously developed / brownfield sites, in accordance with Government Regulations. The Register will be maintained and reviewed once a year, to make sure it is kept up to date.

Part One of the Brownfield Land Register (2023) and site plans can be found below:

Further details about the Brownfield Land Register can be found below: 

The Register will be kept in two parts:

  • Part One of the Register will be for sites categorised as brownfield / previously developed land which are suitable, available and achievable for residential development.
  • Part Two of the Register is optional and allows the Council to
    select sites from Part One and grant ‘Permission in Principle’ (PiP) for housing development.   

PiP establishes the fundamental principles of development in terms of the use, location and amount of development. However planning permission is not granted until Technical Details Consent is applied for and approved.

The data is provided under the Open Government Licence.

Brownfield Land

‘Brownfield Land' (previously developed land) is defined in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012) as:

"Land which is or was occupied by a permanent structure, including the curtilage of the developed land (although it should not be assumed that the whole of the curtilage should be developed) and any associated fixed surface infrastructure. This excludes land that is or has been occupied by agricultural or forestry buildings; land that has been developed for minerals extraction or waste disposal by landfill purposes where provision for restoration has been made through development control procedures; land in built-up areas such as private residential gardens, parks, recreation grounds and allotments; and land that was previously-developed, but where the remains of the permanent structure have blended into the landscape in the process of time."

Sites put forward which meet the definition of brownfield land (above) will be assessed in terms of whether they are:

  • suitable (is appropriate for residential development)
  • available for residential development (as indicated by the landowner / developer)
  • achievable (development is likely to take place within 15 years of the entry date on the register)

Sites listed within the Brownfield Land Register are expected to be subject to the approval of further details prior to development taking place.

Submitting Sites

Submissions for this year’s brownfield land register has now closed.  However, should you wish to submit a site for next year’s register please complete a Call for Sites form, including the brownfield land section (Part C).  An identified site doesn't automatically mean that it will be added to the Register or granted planning permission in the future.  

If there are any changes to the site, such as the boundary, following its submission, please let us know and provide an up-to-date map with a brief explanation of any changes. We also need to know if the site is no longer available so it can be removed from the Register. This can be done by contacting Strategic Planning and Placemaking Team at

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