Brownfield Land Register

Planning

The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 ('the Regulations') place a responsibility on the Council to prepare and maintain a register of brownfield* sites.

The Regulations state that the Council's Register must be published by 31st December 2017 and that the Register must be in two parts:

  • Part 1 - all sites which are 'suitable', 'available', and 'achievable' for residential development which could be delivered within 15 years; and

  • Part 2 - any sites which are given 'permission in principle'. Inclusion on part 2 grants planning permission in principle for residential development (the scale determined by the Councils) and the land owner/developer will have to apply for 'technical details consent' before any development can commence.

    * 'Brownfield' means - sites meeting the definition of 'Previously Developed Land' in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework.


Consultation on Part 1

In order to prepare the Register for the 31st December 2017 the Council is consulting on a draft Part 1 of the Register. The register is available in csv format (required by the Government) and Excel Wordbook as well as the accompanying maps, these are available to view in the 'downloads' section below.

The draft Register has been informed by the draft Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) (May 2017) which has been prepared as part of the evidence base for the Joint Chiltern and South Bucks Local Plan and planning permissions, commencements and completions as at 31st March 2017. Please note that all sites commenced or completed, as at the aforementioned date, have been removed as it was deemed they were no longer 'available' for development.


The Council is consulting on the Draft Part 1 Register from 12:00pm on 29th September to 4:30pm on 10th November 2017.
 

The purpose of the consultation is to:

 

  • Seek views on the sites contained on the Draft Part 1 of the Register i.e. their indicative capacity, suitability, availability, and achievability; and

  • Provide the opportunity for additional sites to be nominated so they can be considered for inclusion on the Part 1 Register.

 

How to Respond

You can respond to the consultation by using the response form provided below. If you are commenting on a site contained in the draft Part 1 Register please quote the reference number beginning with 'SB' so it is clear which site you are commenting on.

 

If you wish to promote a new site for consideration you can do so by completing the nomination form, also provided below. When submitting the nomination form, please provide a map clearly identifying the site.

 

For responses to be considered they must be submitted in writing within the consultation period. You can submit your response by e-mail to either of these addresses:

planningpolicy@chiltern.gov.uk or ldf@southbucks.gov.uk

 

or by post to:

 

Planning Policy Team

Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils

King George V House

King George V Road

Amersham

Buckinghamshire

HP6 5AW

 

 

Next Steps

Following the close of consultation, the Councils will take into consideration all representations and nominations made. Once all consultation responses have been considered, the Councils will publish the Draft Part 1 Register on this page.

 

Where applicable, responses will also be considered when updating the Councils' Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA). More details will be published on this page when available.

 

Any queries relating to the Brownfield Register can be directed to the planning policy team at: 01494 586 678 or ldf@southbucks.gov.uk