Brownfield registers finally underway
- August 11, 2017
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The framework for setting up the brownfield registers is now firmly in place. The Government recently enacted Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 and published the associated planning guidance. In an effort to make development land more easily accessible, Local Authorities have been tasked with the job of maintaining registers of Brownfield land that they consider to be appropriate for residential development. Local planning authorities (LPA) will be able to trigger a grant of permission in principle for residential development for sites in their registers giving developers and lenders more certainty in their development projects. LPAs need to publish these registers before 31 December 2017.
STM have developed the GeoEnviron Contaminated Land Management System which is essentially a Brownfield Register. Over 85 Local Authorities are currently using the system. The system was designed to allow Contaminated Land Officers (CLOs) to collate and manage diverse information on previously developed land (land that may be contaminated). The system is fully integrated with GIS and includes a site prioritisation system to allow CLOs to decide which sites need to be further investigated as a matter of priority.
Having been developed over the last 15 years, we believe that the system is ideal for use as Brownfield Register. We will be running a webinar on the Thursday 7th September 2017 at 10.30am to provide an introduction to the system and its capabilities in relation to the Brownfield Registers. You can register for the webinar using the following link: