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Brownfield Site Register

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From 16th April 2017 a new duty was placed on local planning authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a register of previously developed land (brownfield land) which is suitable for residential development. The register must be reviewed at least once each year.

The Government is committed to maximising the number of new homes built on suitable brownfield land, National Planning Policy Framework states: “Local planning authorities, and other plan-making bodies, should take a proactive role in identifying and helping to bring forward land that may be suitable for meeting development needs, including suitable sites on brownfield registers or held in public ownership, using the full range of powers available to them”

Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 makes provision for local authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a register of brownfield land. The register should identify previously developed sites in the borough that we have assessed as being suitable for housing.

The register comprises a standard set of information, prescribed by the Government that will be kept up-to-date, and made publicly available. The purpose of the register is to provide certainty for developers and communities and encourage investment in local areas. The registers will then be used to monitor the Government’s commitment to the delivery of brownfield sites.

If the site no longer needs to be listed (for example, if the site has been built on), it should remain on the register for historical reasons and not be deleted. This is called ‘End Dating’, each year the register is checked for those sites which should be end dated.

The Brownfield Register is published under the Open Government Licence and is available in the following format:

 The register comprises:

  • Brownfield sites that have been granted planning permission and are either not started or under construction (with no residential units completed or none very near completion).
  • Brownfield sites that are allocated for residential development in our Adopted Local Plan (2012-2031) that have been assessed as being deliverable and developable against the criteria in the National Planning Policy Framework.
  • SHLAA Sites that have been assessed as being deliverable and developable against the criteria in the National Planning Policy Framework.
  • SHLAA Sites that were removed from previous SHLAA reports due to them being under the threshold or being retained for employment use at the time.
  • Othe suitable Brownfield sites.

The Brownfield sites register was updated in December 2022.

A total of 66 sites are included on the register. This includes the 7 sites end dated in 2020, 8 sites end dated in 2021 and the additional 4 sites end dated in 2022, these are identified in the table below. Of the 66 sites, there are 47 valid (not end dated) sites for this monitoring period, of which 13 are new sites which did not feature on last years register (site ref: ESBC-BR65 to ESBC-BR77).

The total site area and boundaries relating to ESBC-BR25 and ESBC-BR52 have been amended to reflect two new applications covering the same sites which were granted permission during the monitoring period.

The sites below have been end dated in the register following this annual review:

Site Reference Site Name/Address Reason for End Dating
ESBC-BR19 132 Derby Street Burton Site is now complete
ESBC-BR49 63 New Street Burton Site is now complete
ESBC-BR55 1 Victoria Street Burton Number of units expected under threshold
ESBC-BR60 Torrington House 75 Branston Road Burton Site is now complete

Town site maps can be viewed below:-

Each individual site maps can be viewed below:-

ESBC-BR1 ESBC-BR12 ESBC-BR25 ESBC-BR37 ESBC-BR54 ESBC-BR66 ESBC-BR76
ESBC-BR2 ESBC-BR13 ESBC-BR26 ESBC-BR39 ESBC-BR56 ESBC-BR67 ESBC-BR77
ESBC-BR3 ESBC-BR14 ESBC-BR27 ESBC-BR40 ESBC-BR57 ESBC-BR68  
ESBC-BR4 ESBC-BR15 ESBC-BR29 ESBC-BR41 ESBC-BR58 ESBC-BR69  
ESBC-BR5 ESBC-BR16 ESBC-BR30 ESBC-BR44 ESBC-BR59 ESBC-BR70  
ESBC-BR6 ESBC-BR18 ESBC-BR31 ESBC-BR45 ESBC-BR61 ESBC-BR71  
ESBC-BR7 ESBC-BR20 ESBC-BR32 ESBC-BR47 ESBC-BR62 ESBC-BR72  
ESBC-BR8 ESBC-BR22 ESBC-BR33 ESBC-BR50 ESBC-BR63 ESBC-BR73  
ESBC-BR9 ESBC-BR23 ESBC-BR34 ESBC-BR52 ESBC-BR64 ESBC-BR74  
ESBC-BR11 ESBC-BR24 ESBC-BR35 ESBC-BR53 ESBC-BR65 ESBC-BR75  

Next Steps

We will update our statutory brownfield register on an annual basis, which may also include a call for sites in the future.

If you have any further questions please contact Planning Policy via email