The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 require local authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a register of brownfield land. The register should identify previously developed sites in the borough that are considered as being suitable for housing.

It is important to note that the register does not provide a comprehensive list of every previously developed site in the borough as only those sites which meet the criteria set out in the 2017 Regulations can be included. Further details, including the criteria for inclusion on the register, can be found in the:

The register comprises:

  • Brownfield sites that have been granted planning permission for residential development;
  • Brownfield sites that are allocated for residential development in the Adopted Local Plan (2011);
  • Other brownfield sites without residential planning permission which have been identified as “suitable”, “available” and “achievable” in a previously published SHLAA or partial update of the SHLAA. The SHLAA is currently under review and more sites may be added to the register when the findings from this become available.

The register comprises a standard set of information, prescribed by the Government that will be kept up-to-date, and made publicly available. The Brownfield Register is published under the Open Government Licenceand is available in the following format:

An interactive map showing the sites on Oldham’s brownfield land register is available to view: