Brownfield Land Register
The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 ('the Regulations') place a responsibility on the Council to prepare and maintain a register of brownfield sites. The register contains a list of previously developed sites that are available, potentially suitable and achievable for housing development. The Register will be reviewed at least once a year to make sure it is up to date.
What is Brownfield Land?
Brownfield land is ‘Previously Developed Land’, the definition of which is included in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework.
How have the sites on the Brownfield Land Register been chosen?
Sites that are included on the Brownfield Land Register have to meet the definition of the previously developed land and also have an area of at least 0.25 hectares or be capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings.
Sites included on the register also need to be considered suitable, available and achievable for residential development, in accordance with the Brownfield Land Regulations (2017).
More information on how the sites in the Register have been considered and assessed and an overview of the findings is available in the Council's guidance document (link here)
Melton's Brownfield Land Register and previous revisions of it are available to download in a choice of file formats shown below;
Melton Brownfield Land Register 2019
Melton Brownfield Land Register 2018
The Brownfield Land register sites are also mapped online and there is a link to view the sites is at the end of this page.
What will the Register be used for?
The register is publicly available to increase transparency for developers and the communities. It will also enable the government to measure progress against its commitment of having planning permissions in place on suitable brownfield land by 2020. Future Brownfield Land Registers may also be used as a mechanism for granting permission in principle for housing on suitable brownfield sites. Although it must be noted that the Brownfield Register does not replace SHLAA or any site assessments carried out as part of Local or Neighbourhood Plan preparation or review.
If your would like any additional information or if you are aware of a site that you would like us to consider for inclusion in a future revision of the Brownfield Land Register, please contact the Planning Policy Team at the Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01664 502502.