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Brownfield Land Register

About the Brownfield Land Register

The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 require local planning authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a Brownfield Land Register. The Register is a list of Previously Developed (or Brownfield) sites that have the potential to accommodate residential development.

The Register comprises information about sites, as set out in Government guidance. It must be kept in two parts, using a standard format:

  • Part 1 comprises all sites categorised as Previously Developed Land (PDL)

  • Part 2 is a subset of the Part 1 Register and comprises sites that the Council deems suitable to grant 'Permission in Principle (PiP)'. PiP is similar to an outline planning permission in that it establishes the fundamental principles of development (in terms of the use, location and number of homes). A further Technical Details Consent is required prior to any development commencing.

In order to be entered onto the Brownfield Land Register, sites must qualify as Previously Developed Land (PDL) (see Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework for a definition of PDL), and be:

  • A minimum of 0.25 hectares or be capable of accommodating at least 5 dwellings - although smaller sites may also be considered

  • Suitable - sites must be appropriate for residential use or a residential-led mixed use scheme, and must comply with national and local planning policies

  • Available - there must be a demonstrable landowner/developer intention to sell or develop the site

  • Achievable - sites must be developable within the next 15 years

The register can include sites allocated in the Local Plan or sites from other sources, regardless of whether they already have planning permission, provided they meet the criteria above.

Local planning authorities must publish their first Brownfield Land Register by 31 December 2017 and review their register at least once a year.

How to view the register

Part 1 of our Brownfield Land Register is available to download as a csv file (from the downloads section on this page).

Sites on the register will be subject to full consideration through the normal planning application and pre-application processes. The planning status of sites in the register was correct as of 1 September 2020. 

The 'EndDate' column in the register indicates the date(s) that any sites were no longer considered available brownfield land; for example, the date that our monitoring records indicate a planning permission on the site to have been implemented. In such cases, further information is provided in the 'Notes' column.  Please note that the register is not necessarily definitive and other areas of PDL, about which the Council may not hold information, could be considered appropriate sites for residential development as per paragraph 4(1).

We may opt to publish Part 2 in a subsequent annual update to the register. Should this occur, and as sites that we may propose for that part of the register are subject to consultation, we will provide information on this later once a timescale is agreed and known.

If you wish to discuss any of the sites on the register, please contact Planning Policy on 01483 444471.

Maps of the sites included in Part 1 of the Brownfield Land Register

Maps of all of the sites on the register can be viewed in PDF format (at the bottom of this web page) or on the Council's interactive map. Data is provided under the Open Government LicenceClicking on any of the sites (shaded in brown) on the interactive map will show information on the register for that site. Alternatively open the Guildford Borough Council Brownfield Land Register - December 2019 (WFS format) for the sites which can be loaded directly into a GIS program.

The boundaries of the sites indicate the extent of land that is clearly PDL and that meets paragraph 4(1) of the 2017 regulations, based on clear evidence available to the Council at the time of publication.

Submission of sites for inclusion in the register

If you wish to submit a site for consideration for inclusion in the next update of the Brownfield Land Register, please:

  • complete the icon site suggestion form [27.21KB]  and send it to us using the contact details on the form 
  • send a map of the proposed site boundary
  • submit your completed form by the deadline of 1 July 2021.

Where appropriate, sites submitted to us by this date will also be considered for inclusion in the next update of the Land Availability Assessment.

Ownership of sites

Please note that most of the sites in the Brownfield Land Register are privately, rather than publicly owned. The Council does not and is not required to, hold details of individual landowners of these sites, nor does it hold prices or have any control over their future sale. The Land Availability Assessment provides the names of landowners for some sites in the 'availability' section of the site proformas, where these details are known, however this information would only have been correct at the date of publication. To obtain up-to-date ownership details for any site, the Council advises that people contact HM Land Registry.

Brownfield land register
Site referenceSite address
icon BLR_003 [2.44MB] Land at Guildford Park Road Surface Car Park, Guildford GU2 7NF
icon BLR_015 [761.56KB] Works, Poyle Road, Tongham, GU10 1DS
icon BLR_016 [1.31MB] Public House, Oxenden Road, Tongham
icon BLR_017 [2.75MB] Builders Yard (Elms Garden), Glaziers Lane, Normandy
icon BLR_019 [2.81MB] Slyfield Area Regeneration Project, Guildford
icon BLR_020 [1001.93KB] Land at Westway, off Aldershot Road, Guildford
icon BLR_021 [2.1MB] Land at Guildford Cathedral, Alresford Road, Guildford
icon BLR_022 [1.85MB] The Plaza, Portsmouth Road, Guildford
icon BLR_023 [1.07MB] Jewsons, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford
icon BLR_024 [1.28MB] Surrey Police Headquarters, Mount Browne, Sandy Lane, Guildford
icon BLR_025 [1.43MB] Former Pond Meadow School, Pond Meadow, Guildford
icon BLR_026 [984.49KB] Land between Farnham Road and the Mount, Guildford
icon BLR_027 [1.11MB] Land at Coltsfoot Drive, 1 Bryony Road and garages, Guildford
icon BFLR_028 [1.78MB] Land between Gill Avenue and Rosalind Frankin Close, Guildford
icon BLR_029 [888.75KB] Former Tyrrell site, Long Reach, Ockham
icon BLR_030 [1.3MB] The Shed Factory, Portsmouth Road, Ripley
icon BLR_031 [1.16MB] Carter and Son Scrap Metal And Breakers Yard, Aldershot Road, Worplesdon
icon BLR_032 [3.06MB] Land and buildings at Guildford Railway Station, Guildford
icon BLR_033 [2.07MB] Bright Hill Car Park, Sydenham Road, Guildford
icon BLR_034 [1.97MB] North Street redevelopment, Guildford
icon BLR_035 [2.78MB] Treetops Boarding Kennels and Loxhill Nursery, Old Portsmouth Road, Guildford
icon BLR_036 [706.59KB] Kernal Court, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford
icon BLR_037 [1.34MB] Old Reservoir, Oxford Terrace off Sydenham Road, Guildford
icon BLR_038 [938.21KB] The Forge, 129 Ash Street, Ash
icon BLR_039 [883.17KB] 1 Ward Street, Guildford
icon BLR_040 [1.36MB] Kingdom Hall, 236 High Street, Guildford
icon BLR_042 [619.72KB] Stadium Works, Oxenden Road, Tongham
icon BLR_043 [1.16MB] White Lion Walk, High Street, Guildford
icon BLR_044 [826.36KB] 111 Epsom Road, Guildford
icon BLR_045 [2.07MB] Land off Easington Place, Guildford
icon BLR_047 [1.33MB] 13, Lower Edgeborough Road, Guildford, GU1 2DX
icon BLR_048 [1.06MB] Garage, 92 Send Road, Send, GU23 7EZ
icon BLR_049 [642.47KB] HM Prison Send, Ripley Road, Send, GU23 7LJ
icon BLR_050 [942.14KB] Land at Oak Hill, Wood Street Village
icon BLR_051 [1.67MB] Dryden Court, Lower Edgeborough Road, Guildford
icon BLR_052 [1.26MB] Guildford Adult Education Centre, Sydenham Road, Guildford
icon BLR_053 [947.53KB] Pewley Hill Centre, Guildford
icon BLR_055 [1.19MB] Howard of Effingham School & Lodge Farm, Lower Rd & Browns Field, Browns Lane, Effingham, Leatherhead
icon BLR_057 [1.14MB] Land at, 120-124 Ash Street, Ash, Guildford
icon BLR_058 [1.12MB] Land to the East of South Cottage, White Horse Lane, Ripley
icon BLR_059 [1.22MB] Hare And Hounds, 57 Broad Street, Guildford
icon BLR_061 [901.91KB] Stonechat, Silkmore Lane, West Horsley, Leatherhead
icon BLR_062 [1009.24KB] The Legion, Millbrook, Guildford
icon BLR_063 [1.02MB] Builders Yard, 9 Down Road, Guildford
icon BLR_064 [1.3MB] Bell And Colvill (Horsley), Epsom Road, West Horsley, Leatherhead
icon BLR_065 [988.35KB] Mount Manor House, 16 The Mount, Guildford
icon BLR_066 [827.92KB] Hill Villa, Coopers Yard, Frog Grove Lane, Wood Street Village, Guildford
icon BLR_067 [1.17MB] The Founders Studio, The Guildford School Of Acting, Millbrook, Guildford
icon BLR_069 [1.13MB] Stoke Mill, Woking Road, Guildford
icon BLR_070 [1.41MB] Stoughton Social Club, 172 Worplesdon Road, Guildford
icon BLR_071 [984.51KB] Day Nursery, 56 Epsom Road, Guildford
icon BLR_072 [891.8KB] Roseberry, Keens Lane, Guildford
icon BLR_073 [1010.7KB] Inner Court, Pewley Hill, Guildford
icon BLR 075 [1008.84KB] 53 Chantry View Road, Guildford GU1 3XT
icon BLR 076 [1.13MB] 28b Boxgrove Avenue, Guildford GU1 1XG
icon BLR 077 [639.6KB] Old Manor House Cottages, Upper Street, Shere GU5 9JE
icon BLR 078 [1.25MB] Land to the rear of 2 Ash Street and at 4a Ash Street Aldershot GU12 6LT
icon BLR 079 [915.54KB] 47 Station Road East, Ash Vale, Guildford GU12 5LY
icon BLR 080 [952.04KB] 74 New Road, and land to the rear of 76 to 88 New Road, Chilworth GU4 8LU
icon BLR 081 [1.06MB] Ripley Village Hall, High Street, Ripley
icon BLR 082 [927.48KB] Land to the rear of 90 - 96 New Road, Chilworth GU4 8LU
icon BLR 083 [964.98KB] 33 Manor Road, Tongham, Farnham GU10 1BL
icon BLR 084 [802.89KB] Units 2 and 3 Pannells Court, Guildford GU1 4EU
icon BLR 085 [1.09MB] 11 Annandale Road, Guildford G2 4LR