Brownfield Land Register


The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 requires all Local Planning Authorities (LPA’s) in England to prepare, maintain and publish registers of previously developed (brownfield) land by 31 December 2017. From that date onwards, there is a requirement for LPA’s to review their registers at least once a year.

The purpose of Brownfield Land Register’s (BLR) is to provide up-to-date and consistent information on sites that LPA’s consider to be appropriate for residential development having regard to the criteria set out in the regulations. Importantly sites included on the Register must be in accordance with Criteria set out in Regulation 4.

The application of these legal tests means that Trafford’s BLR is a subset of the sites included within its overall housing land supply, and is therefore not necessarily the full extent of brownfield land which is contained within its much more comprehensive Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

BLR’s will be in two parts:

Part 1 - Brownfield sites that meet the relevant criteria set out in the regulations must be entered into Part 1. It will comprise all brownfield sites that an LPA has assessed as appropriate for residential development, having carried out any procedures such as consultation which they consider appropriate. This includes sites with extant full planning permission and outline planning permission, as well as sites without planning permission.

Part 2 – This is a subset of Part 1. Part 2 will comprise only those sites in Part 1 that the LPA has decided that the land would be suitable for a grant of permission in principle for residential development.

Please note no sites are currently proposed for inclusion within Part 2 of Trafford’s BLR.

Where to view Trafford’s Brownfield Land Register

The Brownfield Land Register is available to view in CSV file format.

You can view the sites on a map at MappingGM via the Greater Manchester Open Data Infrastructure Map (GMODIN) under the 'Planning and development' theme.