Brownfield Land Register

In April 2017, the Government introduced a requirement for Local Planning Authorities to publish a Brownfield Land Register by 31 December 2017. This provides publicly available information on previously developed (brownfield) sites within the city which offer potential for housing development. Brownfield Land Registers consist of a Part 1 and a Part 2. Councils have the power to grant brownfield sites Permission in Principle, a new stepping stone towards planning permission, by including them in Part 2 of the Register. However we have no plans to grant Permission in Principle at this stage, so all sites are in Part 1 only. 

All sites must meet the definition of "previously developed land" contained in the National Planning Policy Framework. All sites must also meet the following criteria:

  • Suitable for residential development: this means the land has planning permission for housing or housing-led development: or has been allocated for such development in a Local Plan; or is considered appropriate for such development by the council;
  • Available for residential development: this means that there is no impediment to development in terms of either ownership issues or legal constraints on the land;
  • Residential development of the land is achievable: the land is likely to be developed within 15 years of being entered on the register.

The Brownfield Land Register must include all sites meeting these criteria which are at least 0.25 hectares in area, or are capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings.

We consulted on a list of sites to include in Part 1 of the Register between 13 November and 4 December 2017. The Register has now been updated to take into account the consultation responses and is published below. Our Register is a spreadsheet arranged and populated in accordance with the government's published Data Standard. It includes links to site plans (in the 'SitePlanURL' column), and links to information from our Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and from existing planning permissions (in the 'SiteInformation' column). The Register will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Brownfield Land Register (Excel CSV 132kb)