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 on GOV.UK.
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 Eden area of the Westmorland and Furness Planning Authority, ie 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.
The register is in two parts:
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 one of the Brownfield Land Register (Excel spreadsheet: 1 page / 32Kb)
View the brownfield sites on 'My Eden' mapping service.
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.
Read brownfield registers and permission in principle: frequently asked questions on GOV.UK for further information regarding the brownfield land registers.