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Brownfield Land Register Open or Close
Update: December 2018
The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 requires councils to prepare, maintain and publish a register of previously developed (Brownfield) land and to update it annually. The Council’s Brownfield Land Register was first published in December 2017 and partially updated in March 2018. The current review is an annual update of the whole Register.
The purpose of brownfield land registers is to provide up-to-date and consistent information on previously developed land that is considered to be appropriate for residential development. The Government hopes that this will help housebuilders identifying suitable sites quickly and speeding up the construction of new homes.
The Regulations 2017 set out the criteria which local authorities have to follow in preparing and publishing a Brownfield land register. This requires that the register is provided in a spreadsheet style and published in a standard data format. The register consists of two parts; Part 1 should comprise all brownfield sites that a local planning authority has assessed as appropriate for residential development and Part 2 as a subset of Part 1 which is optional. However, NED’s Brownfield Land Register currently comprises only a Part 1 register.
The 2018 update has involved a review of all sites on the 2017 register along with consideration of new sites identified from planning permissions and applications (the cut-off date for those sites was 31st October 2018). From the previous version of the Brownfield Land Register six sites have been deleted, mainly because they have been built out or they no longer fulfil brownfield land criteria. On the contrary, two new sites have been added which are the former Danesmoor Infant School at Pilsley Road and the former Deans Food site at Chesterfield Road in Long Duckmanton.
In total, 26 brownfield sites are included on the 2018 Brownfield Register which comprise approximately 98 ha of housing land which could accommodate up to 2,038 dwellings. Site size ranges from 0.11 ha to 36.5 ha and includes the former Biwaters site and part of the Avenue site.
It is required that Brownfield land registers should be published in a ’csv’ format and in an INSPIRE compliant polygon format. NED’s Brownfield Land Register is available for download below in these required formats (and also in Excel):
NED’s Brownfield Land Register in INSPIRE compliant polygon format
Further information on the requirements for brownfield land registers can be viewed on the Government’s National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG) website.
The Brownfield Register is published under the Open Government Licence.
Monitoring and Five Year Supply Open or Close
The Localism Act (2011) includes the requirement to prepare an Authority Monitoring Report (AMR).Authorities can choose which targets and indicators to include in the report as long as they are in line with the relevant UK and EU legislation. Their primary purpose is to share the performance and achievements of the planning service with the local community. AMR 14 covers the period 2017-2018.
The 2019 Five Year Housing Land Supply Statement is now available. This is based on the Local Housing Need requirement, calculated using the standard method set out in national planning guidance, and a deliverable housing land supply, containing only sites with planning permission at 31st March 2019. The Five Year Housing Land Supply Statement demonstrates that the Council has an 8.6 years’ supply.
Supplementary Planning Documents and Other Guidance Open or Close
Access For All Supplementary Planning Document
Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document
Avenue Area Strategic FrameworkIf you would like more detailed information about the clean-up of the Avenue site, please see the Question and Answer sheet on the Avenue project website.
Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document
Interim Housing Policy
Interim Planning Policy for New Housing Development in North East DerbyshireInterim Sustainable Building Policy
Recreation and Open Space Supplementary Planning Document
Recreation and Open Spaces SPD
Successful Places Guidance
Sustainable Buildings Supplementary Planning Document