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Brownfield register

The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 came into force on 16th April 2017. The regulations require Local Planning Authorities to prepare, maintain and publish registers of previously developed (brownfield) land suitable for residential development.

The Register is kept in two parts:

  • Part 1 – a comprehensive list of all brownfield sites in a local authority area that are suitable for housing, irrespective of their planning status.
  • Part 2 – sites which the authority wishes to grant ‘Permission in Principle’ to (in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) Order 2017)

Detailed guidance on brownfield land registers was published on 28 July 2017 through National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG). The format of the brownfield land register is set out in the Brownfield Land Registers Data Standard published by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

The Brownfield Register for Birmingham includes sites in the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). The Register is based on the annual monitoring for 2017, which has a base date of 1st April 2017. Therefore site information, such as ‘Planning Status’, in the Brownfield Register is correct as of 1st April 2017. The Brownfield Register will be reviewed annually, as required by the regulations.

Birmingham City Council has not yet identified any sites on which to grant Permission in Principle.

View the Brownfield Register

If you have any queries or would like to submit a site to be included in either the Brownfield Register or the SHLAA, please email planningstrategy@birmingham.gov.uk or telephone 0121 464 7959.