The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017, which came into force on 16 April 2017, require Local Planning Authorities to prepare, maintain and publish registers of previously developed (brownfield) land.  Brownfield land registers are intended to provide up-to-date and consistent information on sites that local authorities consider to be appropriate for residential development.

The Register can consist of two parts:

  • part 1 is a list of all sites considered to be appropriate for residential development
  • part 2 is made up of sites which have been taken forward from Part 1 of the Register and given Planning Permission in Principle (PIP)

The Council is required to publish Part 1 of its Register by 31 December 2017.

In order for sites to be included in Part 1 of the Register, i.e. appropriate for residential development, they must meet the following criteria:

  • the site must be classified as Previously Developed Land, as defined by the glossary to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
  • the site should be at least 0.25 hectares in size or capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings
  • the land is suitable for residential development;
  • the land is available for residential development
  • residential development of the land is achievable within 15 years

Detailed guidance on brownfield land registers was published on 28 July 2017 through National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG). The format of the brownfield land register is set out in the Brownfield Land Registers Data Standard published by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

To view the sites on our Brownfield Register, please view the links below:

Wychavon District Brownfield Land Register (csv)

Wychavon District Brownfield Land Register (Excel Spreadsheet)

Sites that have been included on Wychavon District Council’s Brownfield Land Register can be viewed or downloaded in PDF format:  

WDCBLR/0001 - Garage, High Street, Pershore

WDCBLR/0002 - Garage Court, Abbots Road, Pershore

WDCBLR/0003 - Boxing Club, Kidderminster Road, Droitwich Spa

WDCBLR/0004 - Acre Lane, Droitwich Spa

WDCBLR/0005 - Willow Court, Westwood Road, Droitwich Spa

WDCBLR/0006 - Canal Basin (Netherwich), Droitwich Spa

WDCBLR/0011 - Raven Hotel, St Andrews Street, Droitwich Spa

WDCBLR/0012 - Garage Blocks & Vacant Land, Drovers Way, Droitwich Spa

WDCBLR/0017 - Land off Blake Avenue and, Long Sling, Droitwich Spa

WDCBLR/0007 - Employment site, top of Kings Road, Evesham

WDCBLR/0008 - Land off Davies Road, (former leisure centre), Evesham

WDCBLR/0013 - Former Gas Depot, Common Road, Evesham

WDCBLR/0018 - Land adjoining and including, 1 Castle Street, Evesham

WDCBLR/0019 - Bear Garage, Burford Road, Evesham

WDCBLR/0020 - 1 Chapel Street, Evesham

WDCBLR/0021 - 50 High Street, Evesham (Barclays Bank)

WDCBLR/0009 - Garage site off A422 and land to the rear, Upton Snodsbury

WDCBLR/0014 - Fancutts Garage, High Street, Honeybourne

For further information on the Brownfield Land Register please contact the Policy Team by email using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or be telephone using 01386 565565.