The council is required by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as revised by the Housing and Planning Act 2016) to prepare a Brownfield Land Register (BLR). The content of the BLR is prescribed by The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017. The Regulations require that the Register is initially published by December 31st 2017 at the latest and updated at least annually.
Regulation 3 paragraph (4) requires the Register to be published in two parts:
Part 1 of the Register lists the brownfield sites that are deemed to be suitable for development as housing sites. Their suitability has been determined by the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) Methodology. This does not mean that the sites benefit from planning permission unless that has already been obtained through a successful planning application.
Part 2 of the Register lists brownfield sites which will benefit from permission in principle for development. The Regulations require the publication of a Part 2, but the council does not have any sites it wishes to include in Part 2, so this part of the Register is blank.
In order to be included in the Register candidate sites are subject to a detailed assessment process which including seeking views from a range of stakeholders. Sites included in the current candidate sites list will be assessed prior to the publication of the next version of the Register in 2018. Inclusion in the candidate sites list does not confer any status on the sites as regards the BLR.
If you wish to contact us about the Register or anything else please see the Ways to contact us page for how to do this.