Planning - Brownfield Land Register

The Council is legally required to produce and maintain a Brownfield Land Register. The purpose of the register is to identify suitable brownfield sites that are available for housing development or housing led mixed use development. It will also help to provide publicly available information on suitable brownfield sites.

The Brownfield Land Register comprises two parts:

  • Part 1 identifies suitable brownfield sites for housing for five or more dwellings or 0.25 hectares. Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that the site would be granted planning permission.
  • Part 2 is a list of sites that have been granted planning permission in principle. The Council does not yet have any sites on the Part 2 Brownfield Land Register. When there are sites to be included on Part 2 of the register to grant permission in principle, appropriate local consultation will take place.

The Council has produced a draft list of sites for Part 1 of the Brownfield Land Register. These can be viewed or downloaded from the links below. Most either have existing planning permission or have been identified as developable in the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment. It is the intention to review the register at least annually and to add to, and expand, the list on Part 1 of the Brownfield Land Register in the future.

The draft Part 1 of the register is available for comment. If you wish to comment on any of the sites included or you have any other comments then please contact the Council, details below.

The draft register is available to download and view below:

By clicking on the Site Plan URL on any record in the spreadsheets a new window will open to display the site boundary.

If you wish to comment on any of the sites included in the list or if you think other sites should be included then please write by email to or by post to: Planning Services, Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, College Square, Harlow, CM20 1WG.