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Brownfield Register

The Town & Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 introduced a duty for local planning authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a register of brownfield land within its area. Local planning authorities are required to publish registers of Brownfield land by 31 December 2017. Part 1 of the brownfield register has now been completed and is produced below.

These sites have been assessed by Wealden District Council as the local planning authority as being appropriate for residential development and have planning permission for residential development.

To ensure compliance with The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017, which relate to both plans and projects, brownfield sites that do not have planning permission have not been included on the brownfield register on a precautionary basis. This is because it is not currently possible to conclude whether such sites are suitable for development. This is due to it not being possible to determine existing traffic movements associated with the sites without detailed information being provided by a developer to allow a Habitats Regulations Assessment to be undertaken to establish the sites suitability for residential development. Taking into account these factors, the sites listed in Part 1 of the Register comprise only of sites with existing planning permission for residential development. All other brownfield sites without planning permission are considered not to meet the criteria as set out in the Regulations. 

It is a requirement of the Regulations that the register is updated at least once a year. Any changes in planning policy will be reflected in any revision of the register in 2018.





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