Brownfield land register

A brownfield land register provides information on previously developed sites which are considered appropriate for residential development.

Like other councils, we have to keep and maintain a brownfield land register. 

You can download our register from our dataset on It is published in accordance with the government's data standards for brownfield land registers

We have also produced a pdf icon Brownfield land register summary [368kb] which presents the data in a more accessible format.

The register identifies brownfield sites in Rushmoor which are considered to be available, achievable and suitable for housing-led development, as defined by government regulations.  You can also see the identified sites in the pdf icon Brownfield Land Register Site Plans (December 2018) [4Mb].

Permission in principle

Brownfield land registers are a means through which councils can identify previously developed land (brownfield sites) which benefit from permission in principle. This establishes if a site is suitable, in principle, for residential development. However, permission in principle is not a grant of planning permission and does not allow development to take place.

Because the whole of Rushmoor lies within five kilometres of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area, the requirements of the habitats regulations mean that land in the borough is not in a position to benefit from permission in principle. Therefore there are no brownfield sites in our register with permission in principle.

Suggest a site for the brownfield land register

To help us draft our brownfield land register, we previously asked you to suggest sites that you think we should consider allocating for development.  Because we will update the register at least once a year, we still encourage you to suggest sites for future editions.

Sites should meet the definition of previously developed land and be able to accommodate at least five homes. To submit, or withdraw, a site for consideration, or to amend the details of a previously submitted site, please visit our Call for sites with development potential web page.

Sites suggested will also help us update our Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment, which is a technical study that identifies sites with housing and employment potential across Rushmoor.

Important information about brownfield land register entries

There is no guarantee that we will enter suggested sites into our brownfield land register. If a site is included in our brownfield land register, it does not guarantee that we will grant it planning permission.

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