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Brownfield Land Register


What is the Brownfield Land Register?

Since December 2017 the Council has been required by Government to have a Brownfield Land Register showing a list of previously developed sites that are available and potentially suitable for housing development across the District.  Once in place the Register will be maintained and reviewed at least once a year to make sure it is up to date.

How are sites chosen?

Brownfield sites that are more than 0.25 ha and suitable for housing led development that are allocated in the Local Plan or have planning consent are included in the 2017 Register, see below.

As part of the annual review the District Council asked local communities, town and parish councils, landowners, residents, developers and organisations to put forward an expression of interest where they know of sites in the Derbyshire Dales that could be included in the Brownfield Land Register 2018.  The sites suggested are now being assessed against the policies in the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan 2017 and any national policy and guidance.  Any site or building must also meet the following Brownfield Land Regulation (4) criteria;

The Brownfield Land Register 2018 will be published in December 2018.

Sites within the Peak District National Park

The Peak District National Park Authority is responsible for the Brownfield Land Register for sites that are in the Derbyshire Dales District but are within the Peak District National Park.  Please see the following link for more information:


What is Brownfield Land?

Brownfield land is also known as Previously Developed Land and is defined by the Government in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework 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 or fixed surface structure have blended into the landscape in the process of time.”

Brownfield Land Register (Part One) December 2017

Part One of the Register has all of the sites that we consider are suitable, available and achieveable, and are greater than 0.25 hectare of brownfield land and have a capacity of five or more dwellings in line with the Brownfield Land Regulations criteria paragraph 4.  Some are allocated in the Local Plan and some have the benefit of planning consent.

You can see a PDF map of each the brownfield sites on the Register (Part One) by following the links in the table.

Site & Map



Site Area



Local Plan




Dove Service Station, Ashbourne SHLAA583  1.09  41    16/00700/OUT
Former Mirage Hotel, Ashbourne SHLAA204  0.41  20  HC2 (b)  
Land At Ashbourne Airfield, Phase 1 SHLAA266 17.87  367  HC2 (c)  14/00074/OUT
Land At Ashbourne Airfield, Phase Two SHLAA500  58.6  1100*  HC2 (d)  
The Mount, 4 North Avenue, Ashbourne SHLAA7  0.32  14  


Dairy House, Brailsford SHLAA584  0.55  19    17/00015/FUL
Stancliffe Quarry, Darley Dale SHLAA281 10.16 100*** HC2 (m)  
St Elphin'sPark, Darley Dale SHLAA28  6.31  130    06/00321/FUL
Highfield House, Hulland Ward SHLAA530  0.39  8    15/00776/FUL
Old Hall Farm, Marston Montgomery SHLAA279  0.98  22  



Land at RBS, Matlock SHLAA344  0.35  24  HC2 (u)  
Former Permanite Works, West of Cawdor Quarry, Matlock SHLAA384  1.75  50  HC2 (y)  16/00923/OUT
Harveydale Quarry, Matlock SHLAA199  1.16  20    15/00305/OUT
Land at Cawdor Quarry, Matlock SHLAA49  26.8  432  HC2 (t)



Land at Halldale Quarry, Matlock SHLAA435  15.66  220  HC2 (v)  14/00541/OUT
Trevelyan House, Matlock SHLAA141  0.98  11  


Land at Porter Lane, Middleton SHLAA70  2.47  47  



Riber Castle, Riber SHLAA52  2.9  47    04/07/0609
Tansley Wood Mills, Lumsdale Road, Tansley SHLAA80  3.52  42    08/00261/FUL
Whitelea Nursery, Tansley SHLAA478  1.04  27  HC2 (aa)  17/00850/FUL
Ladygrove Mill, Two Dales SHLAA432  0.88  24    11/00545/EXF
Chequers Farm, Millers Green, Wirksworth SHLAA83  3.28  10    08/00286/FUL
Haarlam Mill, Wirksworth SHLAA217  3.3  30    15/00395/FUL
Land at Middleton Road Quarry, Wirksworth SHLAA269 9.46  150  HC2 (cc)  
Land at Middle Peak Quarry, Wirksworth SHLAA473  61.51  645**

 HC2 (dd)

Stafford House, Wirksworth SHLAA560  0.65  33    16/00420/FUL
The Firs, Wyaston SHLAA305  2.1  10    16/00340/OUT
Mushroom Farm, Rodsley Lane, Yeaveley SHLAA572  0.62  9    16/00587/FUL

*Development at this site will extend beyond 2033, assumed completion of circa 800 dwellings 2017-2033.

**Development at this site will extend beyond 2033, assumed completion of circa 540 dwellings 2017-2033.

***Development at this site is recognised as not "deliverable" as defined by paragraph 5, Schedule 2 of the 2017 Brownfield Land Regulations as "there is no reasonable prospect that residential development will take place on the land within 5 years of the entry date". 

Brownfield Land Register (Part Two)

Part Two of the register is optional and allows us to select sites from Part One and grant Permission in Principle (PiP) for housing led development.  PiP will set out the principles of development in terms of the use, location and amount of development.  However planning permission is not granted until Technical Details Consent is applied and approved by the Council.

We do not have any sites in Part Two though we may in the future when we have carried out the annual review.

Documents and information

The Brownfield Land Register part one (CSV file) and the INSPIRE compliant poligons, required by the Regulations, can be seen on the website.  The CSV file can also been seen here.