Brownfield register

A key element of the Government’s agenda to boost housing supply is the commitment to bring suitable brownfield land within settlements back into use for housing. The register is intended to encourage investment in local areas by helping developers/ housebuilders identify potentially suitable brownfield sites for housing development.

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 sets out a statutory requirement for local planning authorities to compile a brownfield land register. This will provide up-to-date and consistent information on sites that local authorities consider to be appropriate for residential development having regard to the criteria set out in regulation 4 of the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017.

Registers are in two parts, Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 comprises all brownfield sites appropriate for residential development and Part 2 will comprise only those sites in Part 1 that the local planning authority has decided that the land would be suitable for a grant of permission in principle for residential development.

Consultation on proposed Part 2 sites

Prior to entering a site in Part 2 the local planning authority must undertake the necessary requirements for publicity, notification and consultation. This includes publishing information on the proposed sites for inclusion in Part 2 of the brownfield land register on the Council’s website.

If the land is entered in Part 2 of the Brownfield Land Register it will be granted permission in principle, which establishes the suitability, in principle, of land for housing-led development.

The proposed sites for inclusion in Part 2 of the register can be downloaded below, in addition to plans of each site.

If any person wishes to submit a representation about the proposed entry of land in Part 2 of the register, they must do so by 9th October 2017.

Copies of the proposed entry in the register and associated information can be inspected at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DY during all reasonable hours until 5pm.

Anyone who wishes to make representation about the proposed entry should write to the Council at Growth team, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, First Floor, One Cathedral Square, Blackburn, BB1 1EZ;
Or email

Next Steps

Once consultation on the proposed sites for inclusion in Part 2 of the register is complete, the Council will take into account any representations received from any consultee and finalise the sites to be included in Part 2.

The final brownfield land register, comprising of Part 1 and Part 2 will be available to view on the Council’s website by 31st December 2017. 

Proposed Part 2 sites for consultation.​​

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