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Please be aware that there may be interruptions to our online planning service (Public Access) up until April 2019 due to essential work to prepare for changing to a new West Suffolk Council on 1 April 2019.
Government is committed to maximising the number of new homes built on suitable brownfield land and has set out its intention to ensure that 90% of suitable brownfield sites have planning permission for housing by 2020.
The Housing and Planning Act (May 2016) makes provision for local authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a register of brownfield land. The register should identify previously developed sites in the area that the councils have assessed as being suitable for housing.
The register should comprise a standard set of information, prescribed by the Government, that will be kept up-to-date, and made publicly available, to help provide certainty for developers and communities and encourage investment in local areas. The registers will then be used to monitor the Government’s commitment to the delivery of brownfield sites.
Brownfield Register for West Suffolk Councils (Part 1) (INSPIRE compliant polygon format)
Assessment of sites under Part 2 is currently under way, this will be updated in the near future.
|Brownfield Register for West Suffolk Councils (Part 1) (XLS)||Brownfield Register for West Suffolk Councils (Part 1) (PDF)|
Please note - Min net dwelling in Part 1 of the register is calculated at 30 dwellings per hectare. No site specific assessments have been undertaken on capacity - see column R on Part 1 of Register
|This information is correct at the time of publication|
The Register is divided into two parts:
Part 1 will comprise all brownfield sites that a local planning authority has assessed as appropriate for residential development. This includes sites with extant full planning permission, outline planning permission and permission in principle (PiP) as well as sites without planning permission.
Part 2 of a brownfield land register is a subset of Part 1. Part 2 will comprise only those sites in Part 1 that the local planning authority has decided that the land would be suitable for a grant of permission in principle (PiP) for residential development. A PiP establishes the fundamental principles of development of a site in terms of its use and the approximate number of homes that the site can reasonably accommodate. A PiP is similar in practice to an ‘outline’ planning permission however, planning permission is not granted until technical details consent is applied for and approved.
For sites to be considered for inclusion onto the register they must meet certain set of criteria (The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017), including:
(i) any information publicly available on that date, and
(ii) any relevant representations received.
As part of the work to inform our ongoing Brownfield Land Register, an annual ‘call for sites’ will be made alongside the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment.
Applications for permission in principle (if your site is already on Part 1 of the Register) should be made through the Planning Portal (where forms will be available in due course)
If you have any queries on the details included on the register, please contact the Planning Policy team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01284 757368.