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Brownfield Register

National planning regulations requires local planning authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a Brownfield Land Register for each calendar year. The register comprises a list of Previously Developed Sites (PDL) (known as ‘Brownfield’ sites) that are considered suitable by Wealden District Council for residential development.

‘Part 1’ of the Brownfield Land Register comprises all brownfield sites that a local planning authority has assessed as suitable for residential development and this will include sites with extant full planning permission, outline planning permission, permission in principle as well as sites without planning permission that are considered suitable by the local planning authority. ‘Part 2’ of the Brownfield Land Register is effectively a subset of ‘Part 1’ of the Brownfield Land Register and includes those sites that are considered suitable for the granting of ‘permission in principle (PiP)’.

It is the Council’s position that the identification of sites on Part 1 of the Brownfield Land Register does not provide a mechanism in order to deliver such residential development (i.e. the site is not allocated for residential development or granted planning permission for residential development) Notwithstanding this, the sites included within Part 1 of the brownfield land register do already benefit from extant planning permissions and have therefore been considered suitable through this formal site specific process by the local planning authority.

National planning regulations require local planning authorities to update at least annually the Brownfield Land Register. If you wish to submit a new site for consideration for the next iteration of the Brownfield Land Register that is to be published by the end of 2024, then a new development site can be submitted through our Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) web page.

The latest Brownfield Land Register for 2023 and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Screening  Opinion for the Brownfield Land Register are available to view below: