Local authorities are required to publish a Brownfield Land Register at least once each year. These list all of the brownfield (previously-developed) sites within an area, where larger than 0.25 hectares or with a capacity of 5 or more dwellings, which in the opinion of the local authority would be suitable for development and have a prospect of coming forward within a 15-year period. The Register is prepared in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/403/contents/made.
A Brownfield Land Register consists of two parts. Part 1 is mandatory, and lists all brownfield sites which meet the requirements above. Part 2 is optional, and allows planning authorities to grant Permission in Principle (PiP) to any site on Part 1 of the register. A grant of PiP establishes the acceptability of development on a site, although this process still requires developers to submit a subsequent Technical Details Consent prior to starting work in order to consider issues such as design and parking.
If you are a landowner or agent wishing to promote a site for inclusion on the Brownfield Land Register, please contact Planning Policy via email@example.com or by calling 01707 357532. Promoted sites will be considered for inclusion in the next review of the Brownfield Land Register in late 2018.
Brownfield Land Register 2017
Welwyn Hatfield's first Brownfield Land Register was presented to the Council's Cabinet Planning & Parking Panel on 14 December 2017, and formally published on 15 December 2017. For 2017, Welwyn Hatfield's Register only consists of Part 1 sites - there are no sites on Part 2 of the register. This means that the Council has not granted Permission in Principle (PiP) to any sites this year.
The Government's National Data Standard for Brownfield Land Registers requires each local authority to publish its register in a prescribed format, as a .csv file. Whilst this file format is useful for large-scale data manipulation, it does not allow the Register to be easily read. The Council has therefore decided to provide the register in a .xls format as well.