Brownfield register updated


The brownfield register, first published last year by North Somerset Council, has been updated.

The government set out a commitment (through the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017) to ensure that as much suitable brownfield land has planning permission for housing as possible. Councils are required to create and keep up to date a register of local sites that have been previously developed and are suitable for housing development.

Seven sites that have been built out over the past year have been removed from the register. Eight new previously developed sites have been added this year, all of which have been considered to be suitable for residential development.

The brownfield register is on the council website at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/residentialland . It’s produced in accordance with the government’s data standard and published in the prescribed format.

North Somerset Council deputy leader and executive member whose portfolio includes planning, Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, said: “The brownfield register fits with our commitment to delivering housing on previously developed sites in our urban areas, particularly in Weston-super-Mare.

“By delivering homes on brownfield land in town centres, we can reduce the pressure to release greenfield sites in villages.”