The Government requires each local planning authority to maintain a register of previously developed (brownfield) land that is considered to be appropriate for housing. The Council’s current Brownfield Land Register (November 2023 update) identifies a total of 26 brownfield sites, which comprise approximately 97ha of housing land and could accommodate up to 1,814 dwellings. Site size ranges from 0.02 ha to 36.5 ha and include the former Biwaters site and part of the Avenue site.
Using monitoring data, the Brownfield Land Register has been updated based on the Council’s position as of the 31st March 2023.
It is important to note that this exercise is separate from the need to produce a Local Plan and maintain a 5-year supply of available and deliverable housing land and in no way replaces these requirements.
The Council’s Brownfield Land Register is available for download below in the required formats:
- NED’s Brownfield Land Register in CSV format
- NED’s Brownfield Land Register in 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.