As part of new government legislation, Brownfield Land Registers must be published by local authority's under the Town and Country Planning Act (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017.
'Part 2' of the Register is currently being considered by the Council.
Definition of Brownfield Land
‘Brownfield' (previously developed land) land is defined in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012) as:
"Land which is or was occupied by a permanent structure, including the curtilage of the developed land (although it should not be assumed that the whole of the curtilage should be developed) and any associated fixed surface infrastructure. This excludes land that is or has been occupied by agricultural or forestry buildings; land that has been developed for minerals extraction or waste disposal by landfill purposes where provision for restoration has been made through development control procedures; land in built-up areas such as private residential gardens, parks, recreation grounds and allotments; and land that was previously-developed, but where the remains of the permanent structure have blended into the landscape in the process of time."
The Oadby and Wigston Brownfield Land Register aims to provide publicly available information on known previously developed sites which are 0.25 hectares or more in size, which are available and are suitable for housing in the Borough. The Register contains sites identified and collated from the existing data sources of the most recent Oadby and Wigston Borough Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and Residential Land Availability Assessment (RLA).
Please note, the Council does not include sites that are under construction. The Council will review and update the Register each year, once the latest monitoring documents have been published.
How to submit or amend site details
To submit a site for consideration on the Brownfield Land Register, you will need to provide a map, outline plan of the site or aerial photograph clearly showing the site’s boundaries. These details should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will ensure that a thorough assessment can be provided as to both site suitability and availability for development.
If you would like to provide us with an update on a site already included in the register or if the boundary has changed, please provide an up-to-date map and a brief explanation of any amendments as relevant. If the site is no longer available, please let us know so that we can remove it from the Register.
What happens next
Sites that meet the definition of “Brownfield” as stated above will be assessed with regards to NPPF Para 47 in terms of whether they are:
We may need to contact landowners and / or agents who submit sites for additional information. Sites listed within the Register are still subject to all other relevant planning policy.
Registers of Brownfield Land are public documents and therefore details submitted for inclusion in it can be treated as public information.
Last updated: Wednesday, 24 October 2018 3:31 pm