What is brownfield land?
Brownfield land is land that has been previously developed - you can find the full definition on page 70 of the National Planning Policy Framework.
The definition excludes land and buildings in agricultural or forestry use and residential gardens.
How brownfield sites are chosen
Sites must meet four criteria to be included on the register:
- Previously developed land which meets the full definition on page 70 of the National Planning Policy Framework
- Available - the developer/landowner has confirmed their intention is to sell or build on the land
- Suitable - when judged against the Core Strategy, Site Allocations and Policies Development Plan
- Be achievable - the site must be free of legal covenants or constraints which prevent or restrict development opportunities
The register has two parts:
- part 1 - a list of sites that meet the legislative criteria of being suitable, available and achievable for residential development
- part 2 - all of the sites from part 1 that have been granted permission in principle
No Rutland sites have been granted permission in principle.
To be included in part 1, sites must:
- be classified as Previously Developed Land (see page 70 of the National Planning Policy Framework)
- be at least 0.25 hectares in size or capable of supporting at least five dwellings
- be suitable for residential development
- be able to achieve residential development within 15 years
Download the Brownfield Land Register
The data is provided under the Open Government Licence.
We review the register at least once a year to include new sites or amend existing sites.
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