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Brownfield Land Register


The Councils are legally required to maintain a Register of previously developed sites within Adur and Worthing which are capable of being redeveloped or converted to provide housing-led development.

All sites must meet the definition of 'previously developed land' contained in the National Planning Policy Framework - on the GOV.UK website.

All sites must also meet the following criteria:

  • they should be suitable for residential development: this means the land has planning permission for housing or housing-led development; or has been allocated for such development in a Local Plan; or is considered appropriate for such development by the Council
  • they should be 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 of the land is achievable: the land is likely to be developed within 15 years of being entered on the register

The Brownfield Land Register must include all sites meeting these criteria which are at least 0.25 hectares in area, or are capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings.

The Government has produced a Data Standard detailing the format and content for Brownfield Land Registers - on the GOV.UK website.

We are consulting on a list of sites to include in Part 1 of the Register, and calling for information on any other sites which meet the criteria. 

The Brownfield Land Register will be published before the end of December and reviewed annually.

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Brownfield Land Register - Part 1 Consultation and Call for Sites

In accordance with current legislation, Adur & Worthing Councils are preparing a Brownfield Land Register for publication in December 2017.

As part of this work the Councils are holding a public consultation and 'call for sites' between 18th October and 15th November 2017.

Brownfield Land Registers have two parts.  Part 1 is the list of sites referred to above. Councils then have the power to grant brownfield sites Permission in Principle (PIP), a new stepping stone towards planning permission, by including then in Part 2 of the Register.  However, the Councils currently have no plans to grant Permission in Principle so, at this stage, applicable sites will be set out in Part 1 only. 

Draft Register

Our draft register is an Excel spreadsheet, arranged and populated in accordance with the Government's published Data Standard - on the GOV.UK website. It includes links to site plans (in the 'SitePlanURL' column) and from existing planning permissions (in the 'SiteInformation' column).

We have also produced a Brownfield Land Register Summary (see below), which presents information from the draft Register in a more accessible format.

Map of sites:

Your Comments

Please send any comments you have about the Register and its contents by 15th November 2017 to:

Adur & Worthing Planning Policy Team,
Portland House,
44 Richmond Road,
West Sussex,
BN11 1HS

Or email:

Call for Sites - Brownfield Register and Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment

As well as consulting on the draft Brownfield Land Register, we are taking the opportunity to undertake a 'Call for Sites' for both the Brownfield Register (BR) and the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

If you own, have an interest in, or are aware of a site within Adur or Worthing which is not currently included in the BR or SHLAA but which meets the relevant criteria and which you would like to be considered , please complete the Site Assessment Form and return to us by 15th November 2017.  Please note, the Councils welcome the promotion of potential sites at any time, so if a site becomes available after 15th November be sure to let us know using the same forms.

See also: 

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Brownfield Land Register Summary


Adur sites:

Worthing sites:

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