Brownfield register and permission in principle

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The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 require local planning authorities to prepare and maintain registers of brownfield land suitable for residential development. The Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) Order 2017 provides that sites entered on Part 2 of the new Brownfield Land Registers will be granted permission in principle.

What is the timescale for the BLR?

Registers must be published by 31 December 2017.

What Government Guidance is available on the BLR?

Current guidance is available below. 

BLR Consultation

The Council consults annually on its draft Brownfield Land Register (BLR).

Details of how to respond can be found here.

The draft BLR draws on information about land available for development collected for the Council's Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). Details of the SHLAA are here.

The final BLR is published as part of the Council's Library of Documents at the end of each year.

Date of last review: 26 July 2017