Brownfield Register

On 1 April the single new council for North Yorkshire launched replacing Scarborough Borough Council and other local authorites in North Yorkshire.

To find your Councillor or to view minutes, meetings and agendas please visit the North Yorkshire Council website.

Brownfield land registers will provide up-to-date and consistent information on sites that local authorities consider to be appropriate for residential development having regard to the criteria set out in regulation 4 of the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017. Local planning authorities will be able to trigger a grant of permission in principle for residential development for sites in their registers where they follow the required procedures. Registers will be in two parts, Part 1 will comprise all brownfield sites appropriate for residential development and Part 2 those sites granted permission in principle.

The Scarborough Borough Brownfield Register can be viewed at the bottom of this page. Please note: There are no entries in Part 2 of the Register as there are currently no granted permissions in principle.

If you would like to submit a brownfield site for possible inclusion in next year’s register that you think should be developed for housing, you can do so to Please include an outline plan of the site and any details of the sites availability and suitability for development.

The site must be mostly brownfield, and capable of supporting 5 or more dwellings or be at least 0.25 hectares in size. Sites should be suitable for residential use and free from constraints that cannot be mitigated. Where a brownfield site is subject to an allocation for a use other than housing in an up to date local plan and there is compelling evidence supporting that allocation, it is unlikely that the site would be regarded as being suitable for housing.

The Council will have the final say on which sites are on the register and which sites will have ‘permission in principle’. When deciding on which sites to include on the register, the Council will have regard to planning policies of the Borough Local Plan. The landowner will not have the opportunity to appeal the authority’s decision. If a landowner is aggrieved by a decision taken by an authority they still have the option to make an application for planning permission.

Further information

Please address any queries about brownfield registers and permission in principle to

View the regulations relating to brownfield registers.

View the Order relating to permission in principle.

More detailed information on brownfield land registers can be found by using the links below.