Our policies, plans and strategies - Brownfield Land Register

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The Council has a duty to prepare, maintain and publish a register of previously developed land (commonly known as “brownfield land”) which is suitable for new residential development. This Register helps ensure these sites can be given full consideration by developers looking to obtain land to build new housing in the Harborough district.  

Registers should include all brownfield sites that are suitable for housing development irrespective of their planning status. They will ensure that standardised information and data about brownfield land that is suitable and available for residential development is kept up-to-date and readily enable the aggregation of data.  The Register will be reviewed at least once each year.

The Register must be in 2 parts:

  • Part 1 is a comprehensive list of all brownfield sites in the local authority area that are suitable for housing, irrespective of their planning status. 
  • Part 2 is a subset of Part 1 and will include only those sites for which ‘Permission in Principle’ is granted. This is a vehicle for granting ‘Permission in Principle’ for sites that the authority considers suitable for residential development. 

Whereas the identification of sites that qualify to feature on Part 1 of the Register is a technical matter, the question of whether any sites featured in Part 1 should also feature in Part 2 is a matter for the Council to determine.  None of the sites identified in Part 1 of the draft Register were considered suitable for the grant of ‘Permission in Principle’ and therefore Part 2 of the Register is empty at this time.

Any planning applications for residential development on any of the sites on Part 1 would be considered through the normal Development Management process.  The consideration of such applications would be unaffected by the presence of such sites on Part 1 of the Brownfield Register.

Register Brownfield land in the Harborough district by emailing planningpolicy@harborough.gov.uk