The Government wants to maximise the number of new homes built on suitable brownfield land and has set out its intention to ensure that 90% of suitable brownfield sites have planning permission for housing by 2020.
The Housing and Planning Act (May 2016) will require Councils in England to prepare, maintain and publish a register of brownfield land. The register will be required to identify previously developed sites that the Council has assessed as being potentially suitable for housing.
The register should comprise a standard set of information, prescribed by the Government, that will be kept up-to-date, and made publicly available, to help provide certainty for developers and communities and encourage investment in local areas. The registers will then be used to monitor the Government’s commitment to the delivery of brownfield sites.
Telford & Wrekin Council was successful in a bid to the Government to become a pilot authority for the brownfield register.
The purpose of this pilot scheme is to test the Government’s approach on brownfield registers before it is finalised and brownfield registers become a statutory requirement. Once brownfield registers become a statutory requirement all Councils in England will be required to publish one.
You can download our brownfield register using the link below:
Sites currently included onto the brownfield register are also available to view using the link below:
If you have any queries on the details included on the register, please contact:
Environment and Planning Policy Team
Telephone: 01952 384241