The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 requires local authorities to prepare and maintain registers of brownfield land that is suitable for housing.
Local authorities are required to have compiled their registers, which will be split into two parts, by 31 December 2017.
The Government have produced a series of Frequently Asked Questions to provide information on the matter. They also intend to publish statutory guidance to explain the policy for brownfield registers in more detail by Summer 2017. It will also set out our expectations for the operation of the policy and the requirements of the secondary legislation.
The Broads Authority awaits this further guidance on the Register.