Under regulation 18(2) of the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017) the Government has introduced a requirement for all Local Authorities to prepare a Brownfield Land Register for their area and publish it by 31st December 2017. The Brownfield Register for the Isles of Scilly has now been published and can be viewed below.
What is the Brownfield Land Register?
The Brownfield Land Register provides up-to-date, publicly available information on Brownfield (previously developed) land that is suitable for housing. The Council has used its Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) to help identify all the brownfield sites within the Isles of Scilly.
The register has been prepared in line with the requirements set out in the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017. Only sites that meet the assessment criteria set out in these regulations are included on the Register. The criteria look at whether a site is:
Suitable – the site is allocated for development in a local development plan document, has planning permission for residential development, has a grant of permission in principle, or in the opinion of the local planning authority is considered appropriate for residential development taking account of the impact on the natural and historic environment etc.
Available – the relevant owner / developer has expressed an intention to sell or develop the land.
Achievable – in the opinion of the local planning authority, the development is likely to take place within 15 years of the date the site was entered on the register.
Registers are presented in two parts. Part 1 provides a comprehensive list of all Brownfield sites in Scilly that are suitable for housing development. Part 2 provides a list of those Brownfield sites included on Part 1 where the Council has granted ‘permission in principle’. In Scilly the Council has not granted permission in principle on any of the sites in Part 1 at this stage – as a consequence there is no Part 2 Register.
Scilly’s Brownfield Land Register
The Isles of Scilly Brownfield Register can be downloaded below along with plans of each of the sites included on the register. An interactive map showing the sites is also available below.