Strategic housing - Land availability

Brownfield land register

The Housing and Planning Act (May 2016) asks local authorities to

  • prepare
  • maintain
  • publish

a Brownfield Land Register. The register should show previously developed sites in Hull that have been assessed as being

  • suitable
  • available
  • achievable

for residential development. Brownfield Land Register Regulations came into force in April 2017 and require all councils to prepare their brownfield land register by the end of December 2017.

A brownfield land register is a database of brownfield sites which are believed to be ready for housing-led development soon.

The brownfield land register is to be kept in 2 parts -

  • Part one is for sites categorised as previously developed land which are suitable, available and achievable for residential development
  • Part two allows Local Planning Authorities to select sites from Part 1 and grant permission in principle for housing led development. Permission in principle will establish the fundamental principles of development in terms of the use, location and amount of development. But, planning permission is not granted until Technical Details Consent is applied for and approved.

We do not currently have any sites on Part 2 of the Brownfield Land Register.

Appropriate consultation will take place for any sites being considered for inclusion on part 2 of the register.

The Brownfield Land Register and the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment will be reviewed annually to assess the status of sites within the city.