Brownfield Land Register

The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 require all Local Planning Authorities in England to prepare, maintain and publish a Brownfield Land Register.

Local planning authorities are required to publish their brownfield land registers by 31 December 2017 and to review them at least once a year.

Sites on the Brownfield Land Register should meet the following criteria:

  • (a) the land has an area of at least 0.25 hectares or is capable of supporting at least five dwellings;
  • (b) the land is suitable for residential development;
  • (c) the land is available for residential development; and
  • (d) residential development of the land is achievable.

The regulations require the register to be kept in two parts:

  • Part 1 of the Brownfield Land Register will comprise all brownfield sites that a local planning authority has assessed as appropriate for residential development.
  • Part 2 of the Brownfield Land Register is a subset of Part 1. Part 2 will comprise only those sites in Part 1 that the local planning authority has decided that the land would be suitable for a grant of permission in principle for residential development. Harrow Council's register does not currently have any Part 2 sites.

Part 1 of Harrow's register includes: 

  • (a) relevant permissions granted up to the end of September 2017
  • (b) allocated sites included in the Harrow Local Plan's Site Allocations Document and the Harrow & Wealdstone Action Area Plan
  • (c) sites identified for residential use in the Mayor of London's Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) 2017. This process included a call for sites.
  • (d) permissions that have lapsed in the last five years 

Harrow's sites are displayed on the London-wide web map on the London Datastore.

Planning policy

For information about planning policy matters and advice on the Harrow self-build register.

Address: Harrow Council
Planning policy
PO Box 1358

Telephone: 020 8736 6082