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Brownfield Land Register

The Brownfield Land Register Regulations 2017 require Local Planing Authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a register of previously developed (Brownfield) sites that are potentially suitable for future residential development. 

What is Brownfield Land?

Brownfield land is land that has been previously developed; a definition of Brownfield Land can be found in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework. It is important to note that this definition excludes land and buildings in agricultural/forestry use and residential gardens.  

How have sites been chosen?

Sites which meet  all of the following criteria will be included on the register:

  • Previously Developed Land which meets the definition set out in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework;
  • Available  - the developer/ landowner has confirmed their  intention is to sell/build out the land;
  • Suitable – when judged against the current  national and local development plan policies (in our case the Core Strategy and Site Allocations and Policies Development Plan Document) and ;
  • Be achievable – the site must be free of legal covenants or constraints which prevent or restrict development opportunities

What are the Criteria? 

The register consists of two parts: 

Part 1 is a list of sites which are considered to meet the legislative criteria of being 'suitable, available and achievable' for residential development. 

Part 2 consists of all the sites from part 1 which have been granted 'permission in principle' 

No sites have been identified to be granted permission in principle.

To be included on Part 1 of the Register, sites must meet the following criteria: 

  • the site must be classified as Previously Developed Land, as defined by the glossary to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
  • the site should be at least 0.25 hectares in size or capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings
  • the land is suitable for residential development
  • the land is available for residential development
  • residential development of the land is achievable within 15 years

The Register 

The Brownfield Register will be reviewed at least once a year to include any new sites or amend previously identified sites.

 View the register

Brownfield Site Maps 

Land East of Seaton Road, Glaston 

The Crescent, High Street, Ketton 

Part of the White Horse Inn, Morcott

Pinfold Close, North Luffenham

Land adjacent to Holme Farm, Tinwell

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