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.