Brownfield Register


The Government has introduced a requirement for all Local Authorities to prepare a Brownfield Land Register for their area and publish it by 31st December 2017. The Brownfield Register for Pendle has now been published and can be viewed below.

What is the Brownfield Land Register?

The Brownfield Land Register provides up-to-date, publicly available information on Brownfield (previously developed) land that is suitable for housing. The Council has used its Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and the Local Plan 'Call for Sites' consultation to help identify all the Brownfield sites in the borough. 

The register has been prepared in line with the requirements set out in the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017. Only sites that meet the assessment criteria set out in these regulations are included on the Register. The criteria look at whether a site is:

Suitable – the site is allocated for development in a local development plan document, has planning permission for residential development, has a grant of permission in principle, or in the opinion of the local planning authority is considered appropriate for residential development taking account of the impact on the natural and historic environment etc.

Available – the relevant owner / developer has expressed an intention to sell or develop the land

Achievable – in the opinion of the local planning authority, the development is likely to take place within 15 years of the date the site was entered on the register.

Registers are presented in two parts. Part 1 provides a comprehensive list of all Brownfield sites in Pendle that are suitable for housing development. Part 2 provides a list of those Brownfield sites included on Part 1 where the Council has granted ‘permission in principle’.  In Pendle the Council has agreed not to grant permission in principle on any of the sites in Part 1 at this stage – as a consequence there is no Part 2 Register.

Pendle’s Brownfield Land Register

The Pendle Brownfield Register can be downloaded below along with plans of each of the sites included on the register. An interactive map showing the sites is also available below.

Brownfield Register 2019 update

Brownfield Register 2018

In the interests of transparency, those sites which were assessed and discounted are provided in the document which can be downloaded below:

What’s happened previously?

Pendle Council previously took part in the Brownfield Register Pilot Scheme along with Hyndburn and Rossendale Councils, publishing a draft register in July 2016. This process provided the Council with an opportunity to test the approach suggested by the government for preparing a Brownfield register. The pilot register has now been replaced by the official Brownfield Register for Pendle. If you require further information about the pilot scheme please contact the Planning Policy Team.

Further Information

Further information on Brownfield Land Registers can be found at:

Planning Policies

Tel: 01282 661330