Brownfield Land Register
Local Planning Authorities are required to prepare and maintain registers of previously developed (or brownfield) land.
The sites on the register are considered to be suitable, available and achievable for residential development in line with the criteria set out in The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017.
The definition of previously developed land is set out in the National Planning Policy Framework.
The sites listed in the register are those eligible sites which had planning permission at 31st March 2017 or were allocated for development in the Adopted Local Plan.
The format of Brownfield Land Register has been specified in a Data Standard produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Brownfield Land Registers are required to be reviewed every year.
Having a site listed in the register does not mean it has been granted planning permission.
MHCLG guidance on Brownfield Land Registers
For more information visit the Government’s brownfield land registers guidance page.