New Forest District Council has launched a ‘call for brownfield sites’ as part of its Local Plan Review Strategic Land Availability Assessment.

Landowners and other parties are invited to put forward brownfield land and sites which they wish to be considered for housing or other forms of development.  To be eligible for consideration sites should:

  • be capable of accommodating 5 homes or more, or 500sqm of floorspace, or
  • be at least 0.25ha in area

Brownfield sites are those which have already been built on and either currently contain buildings and/or structures, or have done so in the recent past. Brownfield sites do not include those that contain agricultural buildings, certain mineral extraction or waste disposal sites, or those where the previous development is so historic that its remains have blended into the landscape.

Further information can be found on the District Council’s website www.newforest.gov.uk/localplan2016, where you can also complete an online form to put forward suggested sites.

The closing date for site submissions is Friday 2 December 2016.

Cllr Chris Treleavan, Chairman of the Town Council’s Planning, Town & Environment Committee said: “Your Council would much prefer housing to be built on brownfield sites before having to give up Green Belt land to meet the housing targets being asked of us. If you know of any such sites which might become available now or in the future, do let us know or respond directly to NFDC on their website.”