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Brownfield Register

The 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 district that we 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.

Local Planning Authorities are required to prepare a Brownfield Land Register for their area by 31 December 2017.

Dover District Brownfield Register

The Dover District Brownfield Register has been prepared in accordance with the requirements set out in the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017. Therefore, only sites that meet the criteria set out in the regulations have been included.

Registers are presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 details a comprehensive list of all Brownfield sites in the District that are suitable for housing development 
  • Part 2 provides a list of those Brownfield sites included in Part 1 where we have granted ‘permission in principle’.

We have agreed not to grant permission in principle of any of the sites in Part 1 and as a consequence there is no Part 2 of the register.  

The Register is available in the following formats:

Pilot Brownfield Register

We were successful in our bid to the Government to become a pilot authority for the brownfield register to test the Government’s draft policy on brownfield registers prior to the introduction of the statutory requirement. Our Pilot Brownfield Land Register was made publicly available in June 2016.  

Next Steps

We will update our statutory brownfield register on an annual basis, which will also include a call for sites.




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