Waverley Pilot Brownfield Register July 2016

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 will require local planning authorities to compile and maintain a register of brownfield land suitable for housing within their areas. Brownfield registers will need to include a standard set of information, be kept up-to date and made publicly available for developers and communities to provide certainty and encourage investment in local areas.

To help produce supporting secondary legislation and guidance to prepare brownfield registers the Government has set up a national pilot project.  Waverley Borough Council has been chosen as one of the pilot brownfield register authorities.
In compiling the pilot register Waverley has followed the methodology, guidance and data specification set out in the Pilot Brownfield Register Manual and the Pilot Brownfield Register Data Specification Guidance.

Sites included on the pilot Brownfield Register are previously developed sites considered to be suitable for housing. They are considered to be available and are either capable of supporting five or more dwellings or comprise more than 0.25ha of land. 'Suitability' does not indicate that the whole of the site is capable of being developed.

The Pilot Brownfield Register is not a policy document and the inclusion of a site in the Register which currently does not have planning permission does not give planning permission in principle.  A planning application will still need to be made.  However, sites in the Pilot Brownfield Register are identified without prejudice to the determination of a planning application.  Their inclusion does not mean that planning permission will be granted for housing development.
The information contained in the Pilot Brownfield Register has a base date of 1st April 2016.  While we take great care to ensure that the information provided on sites is accurate, we cannot accept any liability or responsibility should you rely on the information provided and ultimately find it to have been incorrect.
The Waverley Pilot Brownfield Land Register and Summaries of sites in the Waverley Pilot Brownfield Land Register
 

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