Brownfield land register

In April 2017 new 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 ‘Brownfield Land Register’ was to be made publicly available by 31 December 2017.

The register will provide 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:

  • non-commercial planning applications
  • lapsed planning permissions
  • proposed brownfield Local Plan housing sites, including Barnsley town centre development sites (Publication Draft 2016)
  • proposed brownfield Local Plan mixed use sites, including Barnsley town centre development sites (Publication Draft 2016)
  • appropriate sites that have been submitted to us during the preparation of the Local Plan

Sources which have not been included are employment land or buildings and associated land currently in active use.

The register will be in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a comprehensive list of all 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 or view the information using the interactive map below.
  • 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.

The definition of what constitutes brownfield (or previously developed land) can be found in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

More information about brownfield registers and the permission in principle process can be found on the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government website.

You can view the information on our brownfield Land map.  

Brownfield land

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