EU 2017/542
23rd March 2017
SI 2017/402.
23rd March 2017

SI 2017/403

The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017.  Comes into force 16th April.  These Regulations place a duty on each local planning authority responsible for determining applications for housing development to prepare, maintain and publish a register of previously developed land (commonly known as “brownfield land”) which is suitable for residential development.  The register must be in two parts.

Brownfield land will be entered in Part 1 where it:

  1. the land has an area of at least 0.25 hectares or is capable of supporting at least five dwellings;
  2. the land is suitable for residential development;
  3. the land is available for residential development; and
  4. residential development of the land is achievable.

Or Part 2 where it has also been allocated by the local planning authority for residential development following mandatory publicity) and consultation procedures.