Brownfield land is land that has been previously developed, for a site to be considered as previously developed land it must meet the definition found within Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) . Land and buildings in agricultural/forestry use and residential gardens are not considered to be previously developed.
The Government requires that we publish a brownfield land register before 31st December 2017. This register is a list of sites that have been previously developed that are potentially suitable for housing-led development.
The register contains two parts:
The task comprised of a review of sites that have previously been identified through the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) which formed part of the evidence base in support of the recently adopted (April 2017) Central Lincolnshire Local Plan. A review of other suitable sites has also been undertaken which meet the Brownfield Land definition criteria. These criteria are defined as:
Following assessment, 14 sites have been put forward for inclusion in Part 1 of the Brownfield Land Register in accordance with the Regulations.
No sites are proposed for Part 2 of the Register at this stage.
Central Government has published the following guidance: