The Brownfield Land Register is a register of previously developed land which is suitable for residential development.


The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 came into force on 16 April 2017 and introduced a new duty for local planning authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a register of brownfield land (previously developed land) which is suitable for residential development.

The register was first published on 18 December 2017 and must be reviewed and updated at least once a year.

The register must be kept in two parts:

  • Part 1 is a comprehensive list of brownfield sites across the District that are considered suitable for residential development regardless of their planning status.  
  • Part 2 is a subset of Part 1 and will include only sites which the authority considers that permission in principle (which is a new planning consent route) should be granted. The Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) Order 2017 provides that sites entered on Part 2 of the registers will be granted permission in principle.

North Norfolk District Council has not at the present time proposed granting 'Permission in Principle' (Part 2) for any of the sites included on the Brownfield Land Register.

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