Proposed Brownfield Land Register

The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 has introduced a new requirement on local planning authorities to prepare, maintain and publish registers of previously developed (brownfield) land by 31 December 2017. Brownfield sites that meet the relevant criteria must be entered in Part 1 of brownfield land registers. 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.

The Council is consulting on the brownfield land register to get your views on the sites included and if there are other sites that should be included based on the criteria set out in the Regulations. 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.

At the present time 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 proposed brownfield land register. The proposed brownfield land register includes sites in Part 1 with residential potential and which have extant planning permission, are site allocations or other sites with residential potential. Due to the nature of the borough most sites on the proposed register already benefit from planning permission.

Detailed guidance on brownfield land registers is set out in the National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG) on brownfield land registers. A short report explaining the background and methodology has also been produced and is set out below. The format of the brownfield land register is also set out in the brownfield land register data standard published by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

The Council would like to hear your views on the proposed brownfield land register. The Council is consulting on the proposed brownfield land register for six weeks, starting from Tuesday 12 September to 11:59pm on Tuesday 24 October 2017.

The Council will consider any representations received before publishing a final brownfield land register before the end of December 2017.

How to respond

  • Online: You can submit your views via this on-line response form
  • Email: Alternatively you can complete a Word version of the response form and email it to
  • Post: You may also send a printed version of the Word response form by post. Please address these to the Planning Policy Team, Planning and Borough Development, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

Whether using email or post please put the following reference on your representation. “Representation for the Proposed Brownfield Land Register”.

Any representation must be received by the Council by 11:59 pm on 24 October 2017.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    12 Sep 2017 at 16:00
  • Closed
    24 Oct 2017 at 23:59