The Brownfield Land Register is a new initiative to provide up-to-date and consistent information on previously developed sites which are considered appropriate for residential development. Through the Register the Council can identify suitable brownfield sites and may also grant 'permission in principle' for residential development.
The Register is updated and published on an annual basis. The East Cambridgeshire Brownfield Land Register 2017, available to download below, is the first edition of the Register and has been prepared in accordance with government's data standard. The Register is published in CSV format (Comma-Separated Values i.e. plain text) and GML format (Geography Markup Language i.e. to express geographical features using a GIS Mapping system). In addition, the Council has prepared a summary report which explains the context of the Brownfield Land Register and includes a map and summary of each site.