Brownfield Land Registers

The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017, which came into force on 16 April 2017, require Local Planning Authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a register of previously developed (Brownfield) land.  Brownfield Land Registers are intended to provide up-to-date information on sites that Local Authorities consider to be appropriate for residential development.

What is the purpose?

The Government has made a commitment to introduce Brownfield Registers to ensure that 90% of suitable Brownfield sites have planning permission for housing by 2020. The purpose of the register is to promote Brownfield sites with unimplemented planning permission for residential development and to identify further Brownfield opportunities suitable for new housing developments across the District. This is to encourage the reuse of the land/buildings, stimulate regeneration and boast housing delivery.

What are the criteria?

The register can consist of two parts:

  • Part 1 is a list of all Brownfield sites considered to be appropriate for residential development
  • Part 2 is made up of sites which have been taken forward from Part 1 of the register and given Planning Permission in Principle (PIP)

In order for sites to be included in Part 1 of the Register, i.e. appropriate for residential development, 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 (NPPF)
  • 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

Publication of the Brownfield register

By 31st Dec South Kesteven District Council will have published the Brownfield register.  The proposed Register will consist of part 1 only. The register will include those sites which have full or outline planning permission and any additional Brownfield sites which are deemed to be suitable, available and achievable for development. The register also includes Brownfield sites with proposed allocations under the Draft Local Plan.

Publication of the Brownfield register

The Council will update and monitor the register annually.

Additional Sites

If you would like to submit a site to be included on future editions of the Brownfield register please email

In your correspondence please include the following information;

  • Location plan of the site

  • Full Landownership details

  • Evidence of the sites availability and suitability for development - based on the relevant criteria.

To download the current Brownfield register, please click the link below:

Brownfield site maps