Brownfield Land Register

In April 2017, the Government introduced a requirement for Local Planning Authorities to publish a Brownfield Land Register annually by 31 December. 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.

Brownfield Land Register 2018

Consultation on the reviewed list of sites to include in Part 1 of the 2018 Register closed on 11 December 2018. 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 2018 (Excel CSV 125kb)

Submission of sites 2019

The Brownfield Land Register will be reviewed at least annually therefore we continue to welcome the submission of new sites via this response form (27kb) where you can fill in and email to us at planningpolicy@brighton-hove.gov.uk. Responses must be received before 30th November 2019.


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