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What is the evidence base?

The evidence base provides useful facts and information to help inform the development of planning policy. As a whole, it includes existing strategies and policy documents, consultation responses including the views of local residents and factual information including the results of studies. The downloads tab shows information on the following topics:

Brownfield Land Register Pilot

In April 2017 new regulations came into force requiring every Local Planning Authority to prepare and maintain a register of brownfield (previously developed) land which is suitable for residential development.  This ‘Brownfield Land Register’ must be made publicly available by 31 December 2017.  These registers are intended to provide standardised information about brownfield land that is suitable and available for residential development to provide certainty for local authorities, developers and communities and to encourage new developments on existing brownfield land.

While brownfield land registers can also be used to grant permission in principle on suitable sites, no sites have been proposed for PIP in Bolton's register. So sites identified on the register do not have automatic permission in principle, nor is any permission granted other than through current planning procedures and policy.

You can download the brownfield land register for Bolton from the download tab at the top of this page.

Additionally, you can view the sites directly on the Greater Manchester Open Data Infrastructure website (http://mappinggm.org.uk/gmodin/), alongside a range of potential constraints or considerations for the sites.

For a fuller picture of land supply for housing including greenfield sites the Authority Monitoring Report is available for download from the Local Plans page.

Bolton’s Brownfield Land Register December 2017 is licensed under the Open Government Licence 3.0 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

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