The council is legally required to maintain a register of previously developed sites within the borough which are available and potentially suitable for housing. This does not include land or buildings in agricultural use or residential gardens. All sites must meet the definition of ‘previously developed land’ as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework.
Kingston's brownfield register
The first edition of Kingston's public register was published on 21 December 2017. You can view individual site plans on the Greater London Authority's website. The register will be reviewed at least once a year.
The register is kept in two parts:
- Part 1 comprises of all brownfield sites in the borough, which:
- are at least 0.25 hectares or capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings
- meet the Government's criteria of being suitable, available and achievable for residential development.
- Part 2 comprises of housing-led sites which the council consider suitable to be granted ‘permission in principle’. At this stage no sites have been identified for inclusion in part 2 of the register.
Government guidance and legislation
The government has published guidance on brownfield land registers and permission in principle:
- Brownfield land registers and permission in principle - frequently asked questions
- Planning practice guidance - brownfield land registers
- Planning practice guidance - permission in principle
- Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017
- Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) Order 2017