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. Since the publication of the first Brownfield Land Register (BLR) by the 31 December 2017 deadline, there is a requirement for LPA’s to review their registers at least once a year.

The purpose of the 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).

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 latest Brownfield Land Register published December 2021 is available to view in CSV file format.

You will be able to view the individual sites on a map using MappingGM via the Greater Manchester Open Data Infrastructure Map (GMODIN) under the 'Planning and development' theme, however the 2021 Brownfield Land Register mapping is not currently available. The website will be updated when this mapping is available.