Brownfield Land Register
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 it may consist of 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 would grant permission in principle for residential development (the scale to be determined by the Council) and the land owner/developer would have to apply for 'technical details consent' before any development could commence.
There is no requirement to place any sites on Part 2 of the Register. At this point in time the Council does not intend to produce a Part 2 Register.
The Council consulted on the Draft Part 1 of the Register from 29th September to 10th November 2017.
The draft Register was 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 31stMarch 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 purpose of the consultation was 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 could be considered for inclusion on the Part 1 Register.
Following on from the six week consultation on the Draft Part 1 Register, the Council has taken into consideration all representations and site nominations made.
A document outlining the reasons for inclusion and exclusion of site nominations can be found below. This document excludes nominations which did not provide enough detail e.g. a site plan, as well as those which have already been assessed as part of the HELAA.
The Final Part 1 Brownfield Register, including accompanying maps, can be found below. The Register is subject to annual review.
Any queries relating to the Brownfield Register can be directed to the planning policy team at: 01494 586 678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.