Call for Sites Including Brownfield Land Register
A Call for Sites opened in October and closed at 5pm on Monday 8 January 2018. Landowners, agents and developers were invited to put forward sites for development including sites to be included on the Brownfield Land Register.
These are now being processed in order to inform the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA), which will be published later in the year.
So that we have the most up to date information, we have requested that any sites submitted to previous Call for Sites exercises will need to be resubmitted. This will enable us to disregard sites that are no longer available and update data where there have been changes such as contact details or agents.
This is not an assessment of whether sites will be allocated for future uses in the new Local Plan, or developed either in whole or in part. It is a technical exercise that the Local Planning Authority is required to do as part of the Local Plan evidence base.
The submission of a site through the Call for Sites process only places the site before the Council for consideration as a potential site for future use. It does not guarantee its allocation, nor does it prejudice any planning decision the Council may make for a particular site. All sites submitted will be made publicly available upon the publication of the Land Availability Assessment, or related Local Plan evidence base documents. Sites cannot be submitted confidentially.
The Call for Sites is an essential piece of evidence to support the new Local Plan process, which is required by national planning policy as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Planning Policy Guidance (PPG). The assessment is a key component of the evidence required to support the delivery of sufficient land in suitable locations. The aim is to create sustainable and mixed communities in line with Government objectives.
Brownfield Land Register
The Council is required by Government to produce a Brownfield Land Register by 31 December each year showing a list of previously developed sites that are available and potentially suitable for development across the Borough. Please go to The Brownfield Land Register webpage for further information or to submit a site for next year’s Register scroll down to the next section.
Submit a site
The Council welcomes sites being put forward as part of the New Local Plan Process, so if you would like to submit a site for consideration, please complete the form below and send it to us at:
- Call for Sites form (including Brownfield Land Register) (word)
or please print off the PDF and post it back to Forward Planning, Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford, ST16 3AQ
- Call for Sites form (including Brownfield Land Register) (pdf)