Brownfield land register

The brownfield land register provides an up to date record of previously developed land in West Oxfordshire, that is suitable for housing development.

The current brownfield register was first published in December 2017 and last updated in December 2019 in accordance with Government guidelines.

The West Oxfordshire brownfield register can be downloaded below.

If you are aware of any suitable brownfield sites that we have not already considered let us know. If you would like to suggest a site please click the button below.

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Eligible sites

Only sites that meet the Government’s definition of brownfield land will be considered:

‘Land which is or was occupied by a permanent structure, including the curtilage of the developed land (although it should not be assumed that the whole of the curtilage should be developed) and any associated fixed surface infrastructure".

This excludes:

  • land that is or has been occupied by agricultural or forestry buildings;
  • land that has been developed for minerals extraction or waste disposal by landfill purposes where provision for restoration has been made through development control procedures;
  • land in built-up areas such as private residential gardens, parks, recreation grounds and allotments; and
  • land that was previously-developed but where the remains of the permanent structure or fixed surface structure have blended into the landscape in the process of time’.

To be considered suitable for housing, sites must meet the above definition of brownfield land and must be:

  • Available (either in the short term within 5 years or in the medium term between 6 and 10 years;
  • Capable of accommodating 5 or more dwellings or more than 0.25 hectares – although smaller sites may also be considered; and
  • Capable of development i.e. suitable for residential use and free from constraints that cannot be mitigated.

West Oxfordshire District Council
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