We are required under the Housing and Planning Act (May 2016) to prepare, maintain and publish a register of brownfield land. The register should identify previously developed sites in the district that we have assessed as being suitable for housing.
The brownfield land register is made available in different formats
- MS Excel 2010 (xlsx)
- Adobe Acrobat (pdf – supported by Acrobat Reader XI])
How to submit or amend site details
The sites and maps provided are based on current permissioned and pending applications and site appraisals from the West Northamptonshire Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) 2012 Update.
The Brownfield Land Register 2017 Regulations set out site requirements for sites to be included in the brownfield land register: The land has to have an area of at least 0.25 hectares or must be capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings.
To submit a site for consideration you will need to complete the register of brownfield land submission form and provide a map, plan or aerial photograph clearly showing the site’s boundaries. A separate form and a separate map are required for each site. It is anticipated that in order for a site to be considered for the register of brownfield land we would need forms to be completed as fully as possible/applicable.
If you would like to provide us with an update on a site already included in the register or if the boundary has changed, please provide an up-to-date map and a brief explanation of any amendments as relevant. If the site is no longer available, please let us know so that we can remove it from the register.
What happens next?
Sites suggested which meet the definition of “brownfield” as stated above will be assessed in terms of whether they are:
We may need to contact landowners/agents who submit sites for additional information. Sites listed within the Register of Brownfield Land are expected to be subject to the approval of further details prior to development taking place.
Registers of brownfield land are public documents and therefore details submitted for inclusion in it will be treated as public information.