In April 2017, the Government published regulations requiring Local Planning Authorities to prepare and publish a Brownfield Land Register by 31 December 2017 and keep it up to date annually. The Register will provide publicly available information on previously developed (brownfield) sites in Middlesbrough which offer realistic potential for housing development.
Brownfield land is land that has been previously developed. It can include land with buildings as well as cleared sites. The National Planning Policy Framework provides a definition of previously developed land.
Brownfield Land Registers consist of a Part 1 and a Part 2. Part 1 provides details of all sites included in the register. Part 2 list those sites which have also been granted Permission in Principle, which is broadly equivalent to an outline planning permission. Subject to undertaking prior consultation, local planning authorities have the power to grant permission in principle on any site in Part 1 of the Register.
The Brownfield Register comprises a spreadsheet completed in accordance with the government's published Data Standard, this is accompanied by mapping information.
Part 1 has been completed and is available to view:
For inclusion on the final register, sites must meet the following criteria as set out in the regulations:
- The site must be classified as Previously Developed Land, as defined by the National Planning Policy Framework;
- The site must be at least 0.25 hectares in size or capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings (suitable);
- The site must be expected to come forward for development in the next 15 years (achievable);
- The site is considered available if the owner or developer of the site have expressed an interest to sell or develop the land 21 days before its entry on the Register, or if the Local Planning Authority considers there to be no ownership or legal issues to prevent development (available).
Register last updated March 2019.