Faster Brownfield Land Development
  • 16th Mar 2016
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Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council have just been named one of the 15 Councils with the most brownfield land who will be taking part in the brownfield register pilot project.

73 Councils across England will pilot the new brownfield registers, which will provide house builders with up-to-date and publicly available information on all brownfield sites available for housing locally.  The aim is that the registers will help house builders identify suitable sites quickly speeding up the construction of new homes.

A further 36 areas comprising 58 councils, with some bids put in jointly, were selected on a competitive basis.

Dover and Thurrock are both on that list.

The Government maintains that this announcement ramps up the brownfield land building commitment.

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis’ is quoted as saying “By getting the first councils going in piloting a register of brownfield land for housing we have the first wave of areas pushing for more homes on suitable brownfield land, including affordable housing”.

This initiative offers property developers a great opportunity to identify and pursue potential sites in a number of areas of Kent.  We can assist with all the associated legal elements of development and in particular navigation of the vitally important planning issues. Please contact Vicky Stoodley, our head of planning, for more information.