Brownfield Land Register

Call for brownfield sites 2021

What is the brownfield call for sites?

As part of the ongoing Island Planning Strategy and Brownfield Land Register work, the council is running a ‘call for brownfield sites’ consultation over the next 4 weeks from Monday 15th February to Friday 19th March.

The purpose of the consultation is to ask members of the public, town and parish councils, agents and landowners to tell us about any brownfield land they know of and think is available for development on the island.

Brownfield land is a common term used to describe previously developed land – which is land that is currently or was occupied by a permanent structure. Agricultural buildings do not count as brownfield land, nor do residential gardens, parks or recreation grounds when they are in built up areas.

People responding do not have to own the land in question – we are simply asking people to tell us which brownfield sites they know about in their area that could be suitable for development in the future, whether it be for housing, employment or other alternative uses.

Why are we calling for brownfield sites?

The IWC is in the process of preparing the next version of the Island Planning Strategy (the Local Plan) and following the previous consultation on the draft plan wishes to ensure as much brownfield land is known about as possible to help inform the next version of the plan.

Cllr Barry Abraham, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration & Planning said ‘This call for brownfield sites is an excellent opportunity for the public to tell the council about brownfield land in their area that may be suitable for development. No one knows the island better than its residents and Officers look forward to receiving information from as many people as possible over the next few weeks.’

Once the consultation period is over, the council will review the sites put forward during the consultation and use the information to help inform the next version of the local plan, which is due to go out to public consultation in the summer of 2021. Where necessary, we will contact relevant landowners. We will also update the Brownfield Land Register, which the Council is required to do every year.

If you are a landowner or agent and have previously submitted a brownfield site through the Call for Sites or SHLAA process, there is no need to re-submit site information unless any details have changed since the original submission.


How to submit a site.

People can complete a form(s) with any relevant site information, and these can be emailed to: 

We would encourage as much information to be provided as possible, including postal address and any site plan or photographs that you may have.

Alternatively, completed forms and information can be posted to: Brownfield Sites consultation, Planning Policy Team, Seaclose Office, Fairlee Road, Newport, PO30 2QS

The closing date to send forms into the council is 5pm Friday 19 March 2021.

Should you have any questions regarding the call for brownfield sites, please contact the Planning Policy team on: or call 01983 821000