We keep a number of registers of sites as required by the government.
The Government requires all Local Authorities to publish an annual Brownfield Register from the end of December 2017 and this will be a register of all identified Brownfield sites within Teignbridge. Brownfield (or “previously developed”) land is defined in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
Status of sites
The Brownfield Register does not affect the status of sites that already have planning permission, are allocated for development in the Local Plan, or a 'made' Neighbourhood Development Plan.
The inclusion of other sites on the Brownfield Register does not give them any formal status, or grant permission in principle (PIP). Planning applications on these sites will be considered on their merits in accordance with the local plan, national policy and any other material considerations.
The register will be reviewed at least annually.
Small Sites Register
The Government is also considering a requirement that councils produce a register of small sites (probably less than 5 dwellings). This has not been prepared yet, but a full list of housing sites can be found on the Residential Land Monitor (RLM) produced annually.
Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)
As part of the preparation of local plans, the council must assess the availability and deliverability of sites for various uses. A HELAA is being prepared for the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan and will be placed on the website when it is complete.
Self and custom build
The council is supportive of self and custom builders, and provides details of sites with permission for self and custom build dwellings, required on larger sites through the “Teignbridge Rule” set out in the Local Plan.