In accordance with new regulations that came into force in April 2017, we are required to prepare and maintain a register of brownfield land that is suitable for residential development. Regulation 17 of the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 requires local planning authorities to update the information relating to existing entries in their registers at least once a year and that it may consist of two parts:
- Part 1 - all sites which are 'suitable', 'available' and 'achievable' for residential development which could be delivered within 15 years and
- Part 2 - any sites which are given 'permission in principle'. Inclusion in part 2 would grant permission in principle for residential development (the scale to be determined by the council) and the land owner/ developer would have to apply for 'technical details consent' before any development could commence.
Brownfield sites that meet the relevant criteria must be entered in Part 1 of the register. There are currently no sites classified as Part 2 on the register.
For more information about brownfield land registers please see the planning practice guidance.