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Brownfield land register

The Brownfield Land Register is a requirement for all Local Planning Authorities through the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (2004) and the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017.

The register encourages the reuse of brownfield sites or “previously developed land” as defined by the National Planning Policy Framework and is intended to speed up the planning process for such sites.  The register focuses on the redevelopment of sites for residential use but can include other uses such as offices and retail provided they support a residential element. 

The Register comprises of two parts:

  • Part 1 is compulsory for every Local Planning Authority and identifies all brownfield sites with full or outline planning permission.  It also contains brownfield sites that may be considered as appropriate for residential development, having regard to local and national policy; and
  • Part 2 is discretionary but does have prescribed details and actions. Sites included in Part 1 of the register can then be considered for inclusion in Part 2, where they can obtain ‘permission in principle’, subject to relevant publicity and consultation.  Part 2 is discretionary and is intended to speed up the planning process for redevelopment of brownfield sites.

A brownfield site is included in the register where it: 

  • has an area of 0.25 hectares or is capable of supporting at least five dwellings;
  • is promoted for residential development;
  • is achievable (development can take place within 15 years of the entry date); and
  • is suitable for residential development.

In addition to the above, the following points are also considered as part of the process to assess the suitability of brownfield sites for residential development.  This is in accordance with national guidance.

  • Any adverse impacts on the natural environment
  • Any adverse impacts on the local built environment, in particular on heritage assets
  • Any adverse impacts on the local amenity that such development might cause for intended occupiers or occupiers of neighbouring properties
  • The strategic policies of Local Plan 2031 Part 1 and Local Plan 2031 Part 2
  • National Policies and advice
  • Guidance issued by the Secretary of State

You can see a map of the brownfield sites contained in the register using the links below.

We’re legally obliged to publish a register of the brownfield land available for development in Vale of White Horse. We’ve put this register together according to the government’s guidance.

The Brownfield Register was updated in December 2021.

The relevant maps for sites on the register are as follows:

13-17 London Street Faringdon SN7 7AE

26 Arnolds Way Oxford OX2 9JB

29 & 30 Market Place Wantage OX12 8AJ

3-7 Marlborough Street, Faringdon, SN7 7JE

42 Market Place Wantage OX12 8AW

5 Lechlade Road, Faringdon, SN7 8AL

70 Cumnor Hill Oxford OX2 9HU

Chowle Farm Industrial Estate Great Coxwell Faringdon SN7 7SR

Ideal eyes 76 West Way Botley Oxford, OX29JT

Ladygrove Cottage Drayton Road Abingdon OX14 5HU

Land and Buildings at 8 & 8A Church Street Wantage OX12 8BL

Land at Besselsleigh Road Wootton, OX13 6DX

Land at former Didcot A Power Station Purchas Road Didcot

Land at Upper Farm Road, Chilton, OX11 0PJ

Land West of Faringdon Road, Cumnor, OX2 9RE

Riverside Court, 9 West Way, Botley, Oxford, OX2 0JB

St Lawrence House, North Hinksey Lane, Botley OX2 0NB

The Limes Station Road Grove OX12 7PE

The Old Works Yard, Ardington

The Poplars Drayton Road Abingdon Oxon OX14 5HU

Westwood Country Hotel Hinksey Hill Oxford OX1 5BG

15 Cumnor Hill, Oxford, OX2 9EY

22-26 The Clock House, Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5SW

Mather House & Greensands, White Road & Reading Road, East Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8JE

Former Grove Airfield, West of Grove, West of Newlands Drive

Land at Townsend Road, Shrivenham

The Willows, 4 Yarnells Road, North Hinksey, Oxford, OX2 0JY

Andersey Farm, Grove Park Drive, Lockinge, OX12 8SG

Torus House, Stert Street, Abingdon, OX14 3JF

Former Grove Airfield Parcel P3B, To the West of Newlands Drive, Land North of Denchworth Road

2 Gloucester Street, Faringdon, SN7 7HY

Workshop And Premises, 2A 2-6 High Street, Steventon, OX13 6RS

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Vale of White Horse District Council
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Milton Park
Abingdon
OX14 4SB