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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 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.

    What is 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

    As part of the Local Plan Review, Stafford Borough is currently running a ‘Call for Sites’ including for the Brownfield Land Register ending at 5 pm on Monday 8 January 2018. Please submit a ‘Call for Sites pro forma’ including the brownfield land section (Part C) available via the consultations 2017 webpage to have your site(s) considered for inclusion into the Brownfield Land Register.    

    If a site is identified it doesn’t automatically mean that it will be added to the Register or granted planning permission in the future.

    As the Borough Council are currently preparing its Brownfield Land Register to be published before 31 December 2017, sites submitted will be assessed for the next publication of the Brownfield Land Register in 2018.

    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 Forward Planning at forwardplanning@staffordbc.gov.uk

    Further information is available on the following websites: 

    Planning Practice Guidance - Brownfield Land Registers

    Planning Practice Guidance – Permission in Principle

    The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017

    The National Data Standard for Brownfield Land Registers

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