Brownfield land register

The Government has introduced a requirement for all Local Authorities to prepare a brownfield land register for their area and publish it in an open format. Our brownfield land register is now available to view on our data portal: Plymouth.TheData.Place.

View the brownfield land register

The brownfield land register provides up-to-date, publicly available information on brownfield (previously developed) land that is suitable for housing. We used the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan consultations and submission documents to help identify the brownfield sites in the city.

The register has been prepared in line with the requirements set out in the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 and the guidance set out by Government in the 'Brownfield land registers data standard: preparing and publishing a register' document. Only sites that meet the assessment criteria set out in these regulations are included on the register.

Using the brownfield land register

Registers are presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 provides a comprehensive list of all brownfield sites in Plymouth that are suitable for housing development
  • Part 2 provides a list of those brownfield sites included on Part 1 where we've granted 'permission in principle'

There are no sites in Plymouth that appear on Part 2 or with permission in principle on the register.

If you notice any errors with the register, email planningpolicy@plymouth.gov.uk so we can update our records where appropriate.