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 (December 2020 update) identifies a total of 24 brownfield sites, which comprise approximately 93ha of housing land and could accommodate up to 1,714 dwellings. Site size ranges from 0.02 ha to 36.5 ha and includes the former Biwaters site and part of the Avenue site.
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 (and also in Excel):
- NED’s Brownfield Land Register in Excel format (.xlsx | 20kb)
- NED’s Brownfield Land Register in CSV format (.csv | 20kb)
- NED’s Brownfield Land Register in compliant polygon format (.zip | 20kb)
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.