Brownfield register

Brownfield Register

Brownfield Register

The Government is committed to maximising the number of new homes built on suitable brownfield land and has set out its intention to ensure that 90% of suitable brownfield sites have planning permission for housing by 2020.

The Housing and Planning Act (May 2016) makes provision for local authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a register of brownfield land. The register should identify previously developed sites in the district that we have assessed as being suitable for housing.

The register should comprise a standard set of information, prescribed by the Government, that will be kept up-to-date, and made publicly available, to help 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.

The Lancaster District Brownfield Register has been prepared in accordance with the requirements set out in the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017. Therefore, only sites that meet the criteria set out in the regulations have been included.

Registers are presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 details a comprehensive list of all Brownfield sites in the District that are suitable for housing development 
  • Part 2 provides a list of those Brownfield sites included in Part 1 where we have granted ‘permission in principle’.

Currently we have not agreed grant permission in principle of any of the sites in Part 1 and as a consequence there is no Part 2 of the register at this stage.

The Brownfield Register is available in the following formats:

The majority of the sites in the register are in our Strategic Housing & Employment Land Availability Assessment, which is currently being updated, and a number of sites have been identified as part of the preparation of the Local Plan and/or have planning permission. 

Next Steps

We will update our statutory Brownfield Register on an annual basis and or when additional information becomes available

Last updated: 10 July 2018