Brownfield register

The government require each local planning authority in England to prepare, maintain and publish a register of previously developed (brownfield) land suitable for housing.

They consider that the purpose of the registers is to provide up-to-date and consistent information on brownfield sites that local authorities consider appropriate for residential development; they published guidance that was last updated on 28 July 2017 and a brownfield land registers data standard that was last updated on 31 October 2019. 

The council published its first brownfield land register in December 2017. The most recent register was published in December 2019 and identifies land with the potential to accommodate 17,655 net additional dwellings across the city. Note that the brownfield register is only a partial picture of potential sites for new housing; the housing and economic land availability assessment (HELAA) is much more comprehensive as it also includes dwellings on brownfield sites that are under construction, and dwellings on sites that are not completely brownfield in nature. The brownfield register does not include these sites given government guidance on the issue.    

A report setting out the methodology and findings of Salford’s brownfield register can be downloaded below. The government requires that the register is published as a CSV file and this can also be downloaded below. Other data formats and resources for the register can be downloaded from Salford Data Quay.

An interactive map showing the sites on Salford’s brownfield register is available to view.

The brownfield land register data is provided under the Open Government Licence.

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This page was last updated on 5 December 2019

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