Brownfield Land Register

The Council is legally required to maintain a Register of previously developed sites within the borough, which are available and potentially suitable for residential led development. All sites must meet the definition of ‘previously developed land’ as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework.

The preparation of the Brownfield Land Register is governed by The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017. The Government has published a series of frequently asked questions to help people understand their purpose and how they operate.

All sites must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 0.25 hectares or capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings:
  • Suitable for residential development: this means the site either has been allocated in a local development plan document for residential use, has planning permission for residential use or is considered by the local authority to be appropriate for residential use.
  • Available for residential development: this means that there is no impediment to development in terms of either ownership issues or legal constraints on the land
  • Residential development is achievable: the site is likely to be developed within 15 years of being entered on the register

The Register can be kept in two parts:

  • Part 1 comprises all brownfield sites that meet the above criteria
  • Part 2 comprises those sites that the Council deem suitable to be granted ‘permission in principle’ for residential development

The Council has compiled Part 1 of the register. This will be updated at least once a year. The most recent update was carried out in December 2018

Brownfield Land Register –PDF Format   Brownfield Land Register – CSV format   Map of Sites

2019 Update

The Council is currently in the process of the 2019 update. If you have been contacted by the Council or have a site which would meet the criteria set out above, please complete the form below and email it to localplan@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Brownfield Land Register Site Confirmation Form

It should be noted that the inclusion of a site on Part 1 of the Register does not give any formal status, grant permission in principle (PIP) or infer that a site may be allocated in the Local Plan or granted planning permission.