Brownfield Land Register

Find out about the latest Brownfield Land Register and view the sites that are included in Part 1

There is a legal requirement for us to prepare, maintain and publish a Brownfield Land Register. This is a comprehensive list of brownfield sites across the borough that are considered suitable for residential development. The register comprises a standard set of information, prescribed by the Government, that is made publicly available and kept up to date.

The first register had to be published by 31 December 2017 and reviewed at least once a year.

What is brownfield land?

Brownfield land is land that has been previously developed, although it excludes land and buildings in agricultural / forestry use and residential gardens. The official definition (see "previously developed land") can be found in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework at

What is included in the register?

The register must be kept in two parts:-

Part 1 will include all sites which meet the definition of previously developed land and

Entry onto Part 1 of  the register does not guarantee that this site will progress onto Part 2 of the register or receive planning permission.

Part 2 allows us select sites from Part 1 and grant Permission in Principle (PIP) for housing-led development, after undertaking necessary requirements for publicity, notification and consultation. A PIP establishes the fundamental principle for development of a site in terms of its use and the approximate number of homes that the site can reasonably accommodate. A PIP is similar to an 'outline' planning permission. A technical details consent is required in order for the site to be developed.

At this stage we do not intend to select sites for Part 2.

Brownfield Land Register Review 2018

We have reviewed the Brownfield Land Register, according to the BLR Methodology.

  • Sites in the SHLAA 2018 have been assessed
  • Extant planning permissions that meet the criteria as set out in the methodology have been assessed.
  • Planning permissions which have now been developed or are under construction have been removed
  • Planning permissions which have not been implemented and have since expired have also been removed.
  • A site that has been submitted to us during 2018 has been assessed.
  • Sites that were submitted to us in response to the Call for Sites 2017 were assessed again.

View Part 1 of Bournemouth Borough Council's Brownfield Land Register 2018

You can access the Brownfield Land Register three ways:-

 - Download as a CSV file (Excel)

 - Download as a .SHP (GIS software) 

 - View sites on an interactive map (click sites to view details)


Government Guidance

The Government has published guidance to assist with the preparation and publishing of Brownfield Land Registers and information on Permission in Principle