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Brownfield register

A brownfield land register sets out previously developed land that a local planning authority considers appropriate for residential development.

Local planning authorities, including Wiltshire Council, are required to publish a brownfield land register for their area, and to maintain and review it at least annually.

The register is an information set whose content and format are prescribed by government. Such information helps provide certainty for developers and communities and encourages the development of appropriate sites.  Sites meeting the criteria are:

  • sites with planning permission as at 31 March 2022; or
  • adopted allocations in a Local Plan; or
  • allocations in a made Neighbourhood Plan, or
  • submitted available sites that the Council considers appropriate

The two parts of the register

Part 1

This is for sites categorised as previously developed (brownfield) land which are assessed as 'suitable', 'available' and 'achievable' for residential development (these terms are explained below). 

Brownfield Land Register (Part 1) 2022

Brownfield Land Register 2022 (Excel doc) [63KB] (opens new window)

Part 2

This is optional and a sub-set of Part 1. Wiltshire Council is allowed to select sites from Part 1 and grant 'permission in principle' for housing-led development subject to undertaking requirements for publicity, notification and consultation as set out in legislation. At present Wiltshire Council has not selected any sites for Part 2 of the Register.

Permission in principle (PiP) is an alternative way of securing planning permission which separates the consideration of matters in principle for proposed development from the technical detail of the development. A PiP establishes the principles of development in terms of the use, location and amount of development on a site. However, planning permission is not granted until technical details consent is sought and approved.

If you have a brownfield site for the register

If you have a site that you wish to submit to subsequent editions of the Register please follow the following guidelines:

i. Check whether the site meets the criteria in regulation 4 of the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 (opens new window)

ii. If deemed suitable submit using our  SHELAA Call For Sites Submission Form (PDF) [108KB] (opens new window)

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