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Brownfield Land Register

Brownfield Land Register

Brownfield sites are those which have already been built on and either currently contain buildings and/or structures, or have done so in the recent past. Brownfield sites do not include those that contain agricultural buildings, certain mineral extraction or waste disposal sites, or those where the previous development is so historic that its remains have blended into the landscape. The detailed definition can be found in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework, under the heading 'Previously Developed Land'.

A Brownfield Land Register identifies previously developed land in the district that is suitable for housing-led development, capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings and that meets the Government's criteria for inclusion in Part 1 of the Register. The process to identify potential suitable brownfield sites for inclusion in the Register requires local authorities to have regard to:

  • the development plan;
  • national policies and advice;
  • any guidance issued by the Secretary of State;
  • the impact on the natural environment, and the local built environment.

The Register can be kept in two parts:

  • Part 1 comprises sites categorised as previously developed land which are considered by the Council to be suitable, available and achievable for housing-led development.
  • Part 2 allows Local Planning Authorities to select sites from Part 1 and grant 'permission in principle' (PiP) for housing-led development.

We do not consider any sites suitable for Part 2 of the Register.

The Part 1 Brownfield Land Register, including accompanying maps, can be found below. The Register will be reviewed at least once a year. 

excel icon Brownfield Land Register Site Location Maps [6Mb].
excel icon New Forest District Council Brownfield Register 22 December 2017 [18kb].

If you would like to submit a site to be considered as part of a future review of the Brownfield Land Register please complete the following site submission form, save it and then email it together with a location plan and any other supporting information to

adobe icon Call for brownfield sites submission form [100kb]

Updated: 8 Jan 2018
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