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Brownfield land register

The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 place a responsibility on the Council to prepare and maintain a register of previously developed (brownfield) land* that is suitable for residential development. The register is publicly available to help provide certainty for developers and communities and encourage investment.

* 'Brownfield' means - sites meeting the definition of 'Previously Developed Land' in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

The brownfield land register will maintain a list of previously developed land that:

  • has an area of at least 0.25 hectares or is capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings
  • is suitable for residential development
  • is available for residential development
  • is achievable for residential development

The register incorporates land within the area of Eden District for which Eden District Council is the Planning Authority, i.e. this does not include areas within the National Parks.

A number of sites have been identified as part of the preparation of the Local Plan and/or have planning permission.

An initial call for sites exercise was undertaken in October and November 2017 and eligible brownfield sites that were submitted before the closing date have been included on the register at this time.

The brownfield land register will be updated at least annually and further sites will be included in the next update. Brownfield sites can be submitted for inclusion on the register by filling out the Site Submission form (Word Document: 116Kb / 9 pages) and sending it to the Planning Policy Team at the email or address below.

The register is in two parts:

Part one

Part one is all sites which are 'suitable', 'available', and 'achievable' for residential development which could be delivered within 15 years. Inclusion of a site on part one does not grant planning permission.

Part two

Part two is any sites which are given 'permission in principle'. Inclusion on part 2 grants planning permission in principle for residential development (the scale determined by the Councils) and the land owner/developer will have to apply for 'technical details consent' before any development can commence.

There are currently no brownfield sites on part two, however if a site is granted planning permission in principle the information will appear here.

Further information regarding the brownfield land register can be found on the GOV.UK website.