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Brownfield Register

South Tyneside Council is a pilot authority for the Government's Brownfield Land Register which was introduced by the Housing and Planning Act 2016.  The Register provides housebuilders with up-to-date and publicly available information on all previously-developed 'brownfield' sites available for housing in the borough.

Brownfield (previously-developed) land is defined in the National Planning Policy Framework as land which is or was occupied by a permanent structure, including the curtilage of the developed land (although it should not be assumed that the whole of the curtilage should be developed) and any associated fixed surface infrastructure. This excludes:

  • Land that is or has been occupied by agricultural or forestry buildings
  • Land that has been developed for minerals extraction or waste disposal by landfill purposes where provision for restoration has been made through development control procedures
  • Land in built-up areas such as private residential gardens, parks, recreation grounds and allotments, and
  • Land that was previously-developed, but where the remains of the permanent structure have blended into the landscape in the process of time.

The Brownfield Land Register is informed by the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment and Five Year Housing Land Supply and highlights sites that are suitable for housing, available and capable of supporting development.  The Register includes details of the site's location, how many homes it could provide and any planning history. 

Register of Brownfield Land8.13KB

Brownfield Register Sites Map

Find 'brownfield' sites in the borough using our interactive Brownfield Register Sitemap.  Search around the borough and click on a site to find out more details. 

Brownfield Register Sitemap

Brownfield Register Site Submission Form

If you would like to submit a 'brownfield' site to the register that you think would be suitable for housing development, please complete our site submission form.

The site must be previously-developed 'brownfield' land, and capable of supporting 5-or-more dwellings or be at least 0.25 hectares in size.  Sites should be suitable for residential use and free from constraints that cannot be mitigated.  The Council will have the final say on which are placed on the Register.  Inclusion on the Register does not prevent an application for planning permission. 

Brownfield Register Site Submission Form

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