Brownfield Land Register


  1. Overview 
  2. What is brownfield land
  3. The Brownfield Land Register


Brownfield land is an area that has been built on before and tends to be disused or derelict land.

The Council keeps a register of brownfield land. 

The register highlights sites suitable for housing, which are available and capable of supporting development.

It includes details of:

  • the site's location
  • how many homes it could provide
  • any planning history 

What is brownfield land

Brownfield land is defined in the National Planning Policy Framework as land which is or was occupied by a permanent structure.

It includes the curtilage of the developed land (although it should not be assumed that the whole of the curtilage should be developed) and any associated fixed surface infrastructure.

It excludes land that:

  • is, or has been, occupied by agricultural or forestry buildings
  • has been developed for minerals extraction or waste disposal by landfill purposes where provision for restoration has been made through development control procedures
  • is in built-up areas such as private residential gardens, parks, recreation grounds and allotments
  • has been previously developed, but where the remains of the permanent structure have blended into the landscape over time

The Brownfield Land Register

Register of Brownfield Land (Excel doc) [12KB]

Brownfield Land Register map (PDF) [11MB]

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