Brownfield Registers include up to date information on previously developed sites that are appropriate for residential development, under the criteria set out in the Brownfield Land register legislation.

The government has set out its commitment to introduce a statutory brownfield register as part of the aim to boost the supply of housing land and to deliver plans for increased house building.

Permission in principle

As part of the production of the brownfield register, where appropriate, brownfield sites have the opportunity to be granted 'permission in principle' if considered suitable, available and if they can provide residential development.

Permission in principle is where the consideration of matters for the principle of proposed development is separated from the technical details, providing an alternative route to obtaining planning permission.

At the current time, we have not granted permission in principle for any sites on our brownfield register.

Find out more about permission in principle on GOV.UK

View our brownfield register

The brownfield register is divided into 2 parts:

  • Part 1 lists all brownfield sites considered suitable, available and achievable of delivering residential development. This includes sites both with and without planning permission
  • Part 2 only includes those sites where the council have decided to trigger the granting of permission in principle. At the current time the council has not entered any sites onto Part 2 of the register.

Download the current brownfield register 

View sites currently on the brownfield register on our map service.

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The data is provided under the Open Government Licence.

The information in the register is correct at the time of publication, March 2020. We will carry out an annual update to the register in line with the government guidance. 

Register a site for the Brownfield Register

If you have any sites you would like to be considered for inclusion on the Brownfield Register, contact us by emailing planning.policy@medway.gov.uk or write to us using the details below. 

Write to: Planning Policy, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR