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6. Brownfield Land Register

The government requires each local planning authority in England to prepare, maintain and publish a register of previously developed (brownfield) land suitable for housing. They consider that the purpose of the register is to provide up to date and consistent information on sites that local authorities consider appropriate for residential development. They published guidance and a brownfield land register data standard on 28 July 2017.

In order for sites to be included in the register, they must meet the following criteria:

  • the site must be classified as 'previously developed land', as defined by the glossary to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
  • the site should be at least 0.25 hectares in size or capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings
  • the land is suitable for residential development
  • the land is available for residential development
  • residential development of the land is achievable within 15 years

We have published our brownfield land register (CSV 25Kb) and it identifies land with the potential to accommodate net additional dwellings across the borough. The government requires that the register is published as a CSV file.

We have also published an accessible PDF version of the brownfield land register (PDF 90Kb).

Stockport’s Brownfield Land Register December 2017 is licensed under the Open Government Licence 3.0.