What is the purpose of brownfield land registers?

Brownfield land registers will provide up-to-date and consistent information on sites that local authorities consider to be appropriate for residential development having regard to the criteria set out in regulation 4 of the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017.

Brownfield sites that meet the relevant criteria must be entered in Part 1 of brownfield land registers. These criteria are that sites should be at least 0.25 hectares or capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings and they are suitable, available and achievable. Sites entered in Part 2 of the brownfield land registers are granted permission in principle. Regulation 17 requires local planning authorities to review their registers at least once a year. At present, the Council has included sites only in Part 1. No sites have been granted permission in principle and therefore none are included in Part 2 of the brownfield land register.

The Brownfield Register is updated annually.

Interactive map of Brownfield Land Registers of London Boroughs

Merton's Brownfield Land Register 2017

Merton's Brownfield Land Register 2018

Find out more

Information and guidance on Brownfield Land Registers (GOV.UK website)