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 and ensure that 90% of suitable brownfield sites have planning permission for housing by 2020. This is 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, we have the opportunity to start granting ‘permission in principle’ for brownfield sites that are considered suitable, available and achievable of delivering 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.

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 that 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 information in the register is correct at the time of publication, January 2019. 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 or write to us using the details below. 

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