In April 2017 regulations came into force requiring every local planning authority to prepare and maintain a register of brownfield (previously developed) land which is suitable for residential development. This is called the brownfield land register.
The brownfield land register does not show every area of brownfield land in the borough, but it provides an up-to-date, publicly available standard set of information on brownfield land that is suitable for housing. The key sources of the sites included are:
- residential planning permissions
- lapsed planning permissions
- brownfield Local Plan (2019) housing sites
- brownfield Local Plan (2019) mixed use sites, including Barnsley town centre development sites
- appropriate small sites that have been submitted to us during the preparation of the Local Plan
The register can have two parts:
- Part 1 is a list of brownfield sites in our local authority area that are suitable for housing, irrespective of their planning status. You can download part 1 of our brownfield register and view the sites using the map below. You can see when the information was last updated on each individual site record.
- Where we consider that the sites in part 1 of the register should be granted permission in principle, they will be included in part 2. Before a site can be granted permission in principle and included in part 2 of the register we will follow the relevant consultation and publicity procedures. Currently there are no sites entered in part 2.
- The definition of what constitutes brownfield (or previously developed land) can be found in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework.
- Visit GOV.UK brownfield registers and permission in principle for more information.
- Our brownfield land register was last reviewed in September 2023.