Brownfield Land Register
The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 requires local planning authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a Brownfield Land Register. The Brownfield Land Register should identify previously developed sites in the District which meet the following criteria:
- the land has an area of at least 0.25 hectares or is capable of supporting at least five dwellings;
- the land is suitable for residential development;
- the land is available for residential development; and
- residential development of the land is achievable.
The Regulations require the Register to be kept in two parts:
- Part 1 of the Brownfield Land Register will comprise of brownfield sites that are assessed by the local planning authority as meeting the criteria outlined above.
- Part 2 of the Brownfield Land Register is a subset of Part 1. Part 2 will comprise only of those sites in Part 1 that the local planning authority has decided would be suitable for a grant of permission in principle for residential development. There is no requirement to place any sites on Part 2 of the Register. At this stage, the Three Rivers District Council Brownfield Land Register contains sites on Part 1 only.
Three Rivers District Council’s Brownfield Land Register includes land which meets the requirements of paragraph (1) or (2) of Regulation 5 of the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 (as amended). Land formerly on the Register but which no longer meets the criteria in paragraph (1) of Regulation 4 has been removed in accordance with the requirements of Regulation 17.
Please note that the Register includes a link to a map of the District that shows each of the sites included in the Register. It is the same link for each site so the map only needs to be opened once and you can zoom into each site or search by address.
The data in the Brownfield Land Register is provided under the Open Government Licence for public sector information.