Brownfield land register

The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 require local planning authorities to prepare, maintain and publish registers of previously developed (brownfield) land.  Brownfield land registers are intended to provide up-to-date and consistent information on sites that local authorities consider to be appropriate for residential development.

The register can consist of two parts:

  • part 1 is a list of all sites considered to be appropriate for residential development;
  • part 2 (optional) is made up of sites which have been taken forward from part 1 of the register and given planning permission in principle.

In order for sites to be included in part 1 of the register, they must meet the following criteria:

  • the site must be classified as previously developed land, as defined by the glossary to the National Planning Policy Framework;
  • the site should be at least 0.25 hectares in size or capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings;
  • the land is suitable for residential development;
  • the land is available for residential development
  • residential development of the land is achievable within 15 years

Detailed guidance on brownfield land registers is included in the National Planning Practice Guidance and the format of the register is prescribed in the Brownfield Land Registers Data Standard published by the  DCLG .

The council has prepared a part 1 brownfield land register, which was approved at the meeting of the Cabinet Member for Housing, Planning and Regeneration on 18 December 2017. It includes sites which had full or outline planning permission and resolutions to approve planning permission subject to the signing of a S106 legal agreement and also includes sites that are allocated in the Local Plan Strategy.  The information in the register has been drawn from the Housing Monitoring Update 2017.

Cheshire East part 1 brownfield land register

The part 1 brownfield register is also available to download as a CSV file:

Any queries on the brownfield land register can be directed to the Spatial Planning Team at