Brownfield Land Register

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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:

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Brownfield Land Register

In accordance with current legislation, Adur & Worthing Councils have published a Brownfield Land Register, which will be reviewed annually and published in December each year. The 2020 register had been delayed due to resources and the prioritisation that has been given to progression of the Worthing Local Plan. The updated register (base date 30th October 2020) can be viewed below:

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.

Brownfield Land Register site maps are available below.

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How to submit or amend site details

To submit a site for consideration on the Brownfield Land Register, you will need to provide a map, outline plan of the site or aerial photograph clearly showing the site's boundaries and as much detail as possible about the site. These details should be sent to This will ensure that a thorough assessment can be provided as to both site suitability and availability for development. If you would like to provide us with an update on a site already included in the register or if the boundary has changed, please provide an up-to-date map and a brief explanation of any amendments as relevant. If the site is no longer available, please let us know so that we can remove it from the Register.

Registers of Brownfield Land are public documents and therefore details submitted for inclusion in it can be treated as public information.

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Brownfield Land Register site maps

Interactive map of sites:

See also PDF maps of the sites (below):

Page last updated: 11 January 2024

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