Call for brownfield sites in Buckinghamshire

Closed 6 Apr 2021

Opened 16 Feb 2021



The Council is starting work on the new Buckinghamshire Local Plan (BLP), which will allocate sites for development in the period up to 2040. We are keen to ensure that when a new development takes place, it is sustainable and makes the best use of available land.

In order to reduce the amount of greenfield land required for development, we want to identify potentially suitable brownfield sites for housing and commercial development.

What is a brownfield site?

A brownfield site is:

  • one that '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

It excludes land that:

  • is or was last occupied by agricultural or forestry buildings;
  • was developed for minerals extraction or waste disposal by landfill, where provision for restoration has been made
  • is in built-up areas such as residential gardens, parks, recreation grounds and allotments; and
  • was previously developed but where structural remains have blended into the landscape

The types of site we are looking for include land that was previously used for any kind of employment and is now vacant or underused; empty retail units and garage sites. We are also interested in any of these types of site that will become vacant over the next 5-10 years.

How to submit a brownfield site for consideration

Please download and complete the submission form below. The return email address and postal address are included on the form.

If you need to request a printed version of the form, please email us on or phone us on 0300 131 6000.

What happens next

We will assess each submission on its suitability for development and follow up on individual submissions if we need any further information.


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