We are legally required to maintain a Register of previously developed sites within the borough which are capable of being redeveloped or converted to provide housing-led development.
All sites must meet the definition of ‘previously developed land’ contained in the National Planning Policy Framework.
All sites must also meet the following criteria:
The Brownfield Land Register must include all sites meeting these criteria which are at least 0.25 hectares in area, or are capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings.
Between 2 and 30 October 2017 we consulted on a list of sites to include in Part 1 of the Register, and called for information on any other sites which meet the criteria.
The Brownfield Land Register was first approved for publication at our Cabinet Meeting on 29 November 2017. We are required to review the Register on an annual basis and accordingly we modified it on 30 November 2018. This involved minor changes made to reflect new grants of planning consent and the fact that some sites were no longer considered ‘available’ because development had commenced.
The Crawley Brownfield Land Register is provided in CSV and Microsoft Excel format, arranged and populated in accordance with the government’s published Data Standard . It includes links to site plans (in the ‘SitePlanURL’ column), and links to information from our Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and from existing planning permissions (in the ‘SiteInformation’ column).
We have also produced a Summary document, which presents information from the consultation draft Register in a more accessible format.
Brownfield Land Registers consist of a Part 1 and a Part 2. Councils have the power to grant brownfield sites Permission in Principle, a new stepping stone towards planning permission, by including them in Part 2 of the Register. However, we have no plans to grant Permission in Principle at this stage, so all sites are in Part 1 only.
Call for Sites
As part of the consultation carried out in relation to the Brownfield Land Register in 2017, a formal Call for Sites ran alongside this. As the Brownfield Land Register will be reviewed at least annually, we continue to welcome the submission of new sites via the Call for Sites response form . Information regarding new site availability will be collated on the council’s records as it is raised. However each submission may not automatically trigger a review of the Brownfield Land Register.
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