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Brownfield Land Register

The Government has set out plans to introduce a statutory Brownfield Land Register which all Councils must have published by 31st December 2017. The Brownfield Land Register will comprise a standard set of information on brownfield sites suitable for housing.

The definition of brownfield land is; land which is or was occupied by a permanent structure. It excludes:

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

Guide to the Brownfield Land Register (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window)

Brownfield Land Register - Part 1 (PDF) [209KB] (opens new window)