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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.
- 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 Licence. Clicking 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 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.
|Site reference||Site address|
|Land at Guildford Park Road Surface Car Park, Guildford GU2 7NF|
|Works, Poyle Road, Tongham, GU10 1DS|
|Public House, Oxenden Road, Tongham|
|Builders Yard (Elms Garden), Glaziers Lane, Normandy|
|Slyfield Area Regeneration Project, Guildford|
|Land at Westway, off Aldershot Road, Guildford|
|Land at Guildford Cathedral, Alresford Road, Guildford|
|The Plaza, Portsmouth Road, Guildford|
|Jewsons, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford|
|Surrey Police Headquarters, Mount Browne, Sandy Lane, Guildford|
|Former Pond Meadow School, Pond Meadow, Guildford|
|Land between Farnham Road and the Mount, Guildford|
|Land at Coltsfoot Drive, 1 Bryony Road and garages, Guildford|
|Land between Gill Avenue and Rosalind Frankin Close, Guildford|
|Former Tyrrell site, Long Reach, Ockham|
|The Shed Factory, Portsmouth Road, Ripley|
|Carter and Son Scrap Metal And Breakers Yard, Aldershot Road, Worplesdon|
|Land and buildings at Guildford Railway Station, Guildford|
|Bright Hill Car Park, Sydenham Road, Guildford|
|North Street redevelopment, Guildford|
|Treetops Boarding Kennels and Loxhill Nursery, Old Portsmouth Road, Guildford|
|Kernal Court, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford|
|Old Reservoir, Oxford Terrace off Sydenham Road, Guildford|
|The Forge, 129 Ash Street, Ash|
|1 Ward Street, Guildford|
|Kingdom Hall, 236 High Street, Guildford|
|Stadium Works, Oxenden Road, Tongham|
|White Lion Walk, High Street, Guildford|
|111 Epsom Road, Guildford|
|Land off Easington Place, Guildford|
|13, Lower Edgeborough Road, Guildford, GU1 2DX|
|Garage, 92 Send Road, Send, GU23 7EZ|
|HM Prison Send, Ripley Road, Send, GU23 7LJ|
|Land at Oak Hill, Wood Street Village|
|Dryden Court, Lower Edgeborough Road, Guildford|
|Guildford Adult Education Centre, Sydenham Road, Guildford|
|Pewley Hill Centre, Guildford|
|Howard of Effingham School & Lodge Farm, Lower Rd & Browns Field, Browns Lane, Effingham, Leatherhead|
|Land at, 120-124 Ash Street, Ash, Guildford|
|Land to the East of South Cottage, White Horse Lane, Ripley|
|Hare And Hounds, 57 Broad Street, Guildford|
|Stonechat, Silkmore Lane, West Horsley, Leatherhead|
|The Legion, Millbrook, Guildford|
|Builders Yard, 9 Down Road, Guildford|
|Bell And Colvill (Horsley), Epsom Road, West Horsley, Leatherhead|
|Mount Manor House, 16 The Mount, Guildford|
|Hill Villa, Coopers Yard, Frog Grove Lane, Wood Street Village, Guildford|
|The Founders Studio, The Guildford School Of Acting, Millbrook, Guildford|
|Stoke Mill, Woking Road, Guildford|
|Stoughton Social Club, 172 Worplesdon Road, Guildford|
|Day Nursery, 56 Epsom Road, Guildford|
|Roseberry, Keens Lane, Guildford|
|Inner Court, Pewley Hill, Guildford|
|53 Chantry View Road, Guildford GU1 3XT|
|28b Boxgrove Avenue, Guildford GU1 1XG|
|Old Manor House Cottages, Upper Street, Shere GU5 9JE|
|Land to the rear of 2 Ash Street and at 4a Ash Street Aldershot GU12 6LT|
|47 Station Road East, Ash Vale, Guildford GU12 5LY|
|74 New Road, and land to the rear of 76 to 88 New Road, Chilworth GU4 8LU|
|Ripley Village Hall, High Street, Ripley|
|Land to the rear of 90 - 96 New Road, Chilworth GU4 8LU|
|33 Manor Road, Tongham, Farnham GU10 1BL|
|Units 2 and 3 Pannells Court, Guildford GU1 4EU|
|11 Annandale Road, Guildford G2 4LR|