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Brownfield Land Register

Brownfield Land Register

The Authority maintains a brownfield land register. This lists brownfield sites in the National Park that may be suitable for residential (housing) development.

It should be noted that the presence of a site on the register does not imply that planning permission would be granted for residential development. The brownfield register is a high level assessment of potential housing availability. Determination of planning applications requires a higher level of detail and understanding of the site constraints. All planning applications incorporating residential development will continue to be considered against the appropriate policies, irrespective of whether or not it appears on the brownfield register, and having regard to any other material considerations.

The methodology should be read ahead of considering the register itself. Most site maps are available either through the planning application search facility (public access), or can be found in the relevant neighbourhood development plan or South Downs Local Plan. A few sites have bespoke maps specifically created for this version of the register and these are listed below.

The brownfield register will be updated periodically.


Previous Registers



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