The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations set out a requirement for local authorities to prepare, maintain and publish registers of previously developed (Brownfield) land within their area that they consider appropriate for residential development.
The regulations set out the criteria which local authorities should follow in preparing and publishing their register and require that the register should be published in a standard data format which has been set out by the government.
In order for a site to be included on the register, it must in the local authority’s opinion be suitable for residential development, be available for residential development and residential development should be achievable on the land. The regulations define what is meant by suitable, available and achievable.
The register must be prepared in a spreadsheet style and the government has produced a template for local authorities to use. It must be published in two Parts. Part 1 should include the sites and land which is appropriate for residential development as defined above. Part 2 will comprise only those sites in Part 1 that the local authority has decided are suitable for a grant of permission in principle for residential development.
The regulations also set out procedures which must be carried out before a local authority can include and site on Part 2. These include consultation and consideration of certain constraints.
Further information on the requirements for Brownfield Land Registers can be viewed on in the government’s Planning Practice Guidance website.
Derby City Council’s Brownfield Land Register is available for download in the required CSV file format.