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Brownfield register

All councils are required by the Brownfield Land Register Regulations (2017) to publish a register of previously developed sites in the district which are capable of being redeveloped or converted to provide housing-led development.

Brownfield land registers are required to be in two parts.

Part 1 of the register contains brownfield sites of at least 0.25 hectares, or capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings and considered appropriate for residential development.

Part 2 of the register contains those sites in Part 1 which would be suitable for a grant of “permission in principle” (PiP) for residential development. Permission in Principle is limited to the location, land use and amount of development and can only be granted for housing-led developments. Planning permission is not granted until Technical Details Consent is applied for and approved.

All sites on the register must meet the definition of ‘previously developed land’ contained in the National Planning Policy Framework. All sites on the register must also meet the following criteria:

Suitable for residential development: this means the land has planning permission for housing or housing-led development; or has been allocated for such development in a Local Plan; or is considered appropriate for such development by the council.

Available for residential development: this means that there is no impediment to development in terms of either ownership issues or legal constraints on the land.

Residential development of the land is achievable: the land is likely to be developed within 15 years of being entered on the register.

South Gloucestershire Council – Brownfield Land Register 2018

Part 1 and Part 2 of the register is available to view and download here:

Brownfield Register – CSV file

Brownfield Register – Excel file

Part 1 of the register contains brownfield sites with planning permission or resolution to grant planning permission, including those published in the council’s 2018 Housing Trajectory.

As of December 2018 there are 80 brownfield sites on Part 1 of the Brownfield Land Register. These sites have the potential to provide 5,231 new homes.

Part 2 of the register.

As of December 2018 there are 0 sites on part 2 of the Brownfield Land Register.

As granting permission in principle (PiP) for residential development provides a new consent regime the council intends to prepare new procedures, for assessing and determining the suitability of entering sites on the Part 2 of the register. This will include the assessment of potential sites submitted through the councils Housing Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA). Further details on this and any associated public consultation processes will be provided in due course. 

Further information

Standard Format CSV – The Brownfield Land Register Parts 1 and 2, shown in one spreadsheet to meet open data standards, is available to download and view below.

Previous Brownfield Registers



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