Brownfield Land Register

Planning services

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 required the Council's first Brownfield Land Register to be published by 31 December 2017. The Council is then required to review the Register at least once a year after this.

The register 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.

For further information, please see our  Icon for pdf Brownfield Land Register FAQs [449.53KB]

Nominating a site to be on the Brownfield Land Register

You may nominate a site to be considered for Part 1 of the Register at any time, although we may not consider the site until the next review of the Register takes place. The eligibility of sites to be on the register will be determined against a specific methodology.

Icon for pdf Brownfield Land Register - Methodology Flowchart [107.98KB]

To nominate a site, please complete our Icon for word Site Nomination Form [600.15KB] and return to the planning policy team at

Brownfield Land Register (Review 2020)

The council has reviewed its Brownfield Land Register (Part 1). The review consisted of removing sites which were no longer available for development, reviewing which permissions had been granted in the last monitoring year (April 2019 - March 2020), and determining whether nominated sites were eligible for inclusion.

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 Land Register, including accompanying maps, can be found below.

Any queries relating to the Brownfield Register can be directed to the planning policy team at: 01494 586 678 or



 Icon for pdf South Bucks Brownfield Register 2019-2020 [2.87MB]

 Icon for pdf South Bucks Site Nominations - Inclusions-Exclusions [448.46KB]

 Icon for excel South Bucks Brownfield Register 2019-2020 Part 1 [16.25KB]