Brownfield Land Register

The Brownfield Land Register (BLR) identifies previously developed sites within the Borough that have been assessed as being suitable for housing led development.

What is brownfield land?

'Brownfield Land' (previously developed land) is defined in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012) as:

"Land which is or was occupied by a permanent structure, including the curtilage of the developed land (although it should not be assumed that the whole of the curtilage should be developed) and any associated fixed surface infrastructure. This excludes land that is or has been occupied by agricultural or forestry buildings; land that has been developed for minerals extraction or waste disposal by landfill purposes where provision for restoration has been made through development control procedures; land in built-up areas such as private residential gardens, parks, recreation grounds and allotments; and land that was previously-developed, but where the remains of the permanent structure have blended into the landscape in the process of time."

The Brownfield Land Register (BLR)

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 makes provision for local planning authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a register of brownfield land. The BLR should identify previously developed sites in the Borough that have been assessed as being suitable for housing led development.

The Brownfield Land Register Regulations came into force in April 2017 and require all Councils to prepare their Brownfield Land Register by the 31 December 2017.

The register is to be kept in two parts:

  1. Part one of the register will be for sites categorised as previously developed land which are suitable, available and achievable for residential development
  2. Part two of the register is optional and would allow selected sites from Part 1 to be granted permission in principle (PiP) for housing-led development. PiP would establish the fundamental principles of development in terms of the use, location and amount of development. However, planning permission would not be granted until Technical Details Consent is applied for and approved by the Council.


Castle Point Borough Council has prepared its Brownfield Land Register Part 1 2017 and this is available to be viewed or downloaded below. The BLR will be maintained and reviewed at least once a year to make sure it is kept up to date.

Brownfield Sites

Site Name and Address

Site ref. Min. Net Dwellings
Land at Foksville Road, Canvey Island cp0001map.pdf 10
Vallee Casa, 62 Hill Road, Benfleet cp0002map.pdf 5
166-168 Kiln Road, Benfleet, SS7 1SU cp0003map.pdf 2
1a Clarence Road, South Benfleet, Benfleet SS7 1DE cp0004map.pdf 1
Job Centre, 140 Furtherwick Road, Canvey Island cp0005map.pdf 15
84 Vicarage Hill, Benfleet SS7 1PE cp0006map.pdf 2
240-244 High Road, Benfleet cp0007map.pdf 19
Site adjacent to Pauls Court, Meppel Avenue, Canvey Island cp0008map.pdf 5
271 Rayleigh Road, Thundersley, Benfleet SS7 3XF cp0009map.pdf 16
20 Haresland Close, Hadleigh, SS7 2UT cp0010map.pdf 3
109 Long Road, Canvey Island cp0011map.pdf 7
The Island Site, High Street / London Road, Hadleigh cp0012map.pdf 54
88 High Street, Hadleigh cp0013map.pdf 4
Admiral Jellico Public House, 283 High Street, Canvey Island cp0014map.pdf 15
Outpatients centre, Long Road, Canvey Island cp0015map.pdf 10
343 Rayleigh Road, Thundersley cp0016map.pdf 10
125-127 High Street, Canvey Island cp0017map.pdf 14
4-12 Park Chase, Hadleigh, Benfleet, SS7 2BZ cp0018map.pdf 21
Prout Industrial Estate, Point Road, Canvey Island cp0019map.pdf 27
Benfleet Tavern Public House, High Road, Benfleet cp0020map.pdf 14