Blackpool has successfully bid for £10,000 of funding to be part of a national pilot scheme to register brownfield land available for development.
A report to full council by Coun Gillian Campbell, portfolio holder for economic growth, says: “The Government considers that brownfield registers will improve the quality, availability and transparency of information on brownfield sites that are suitable for housing and provide certainty for communities and other interested parties, encouraging investment in local areas.”
The funding is to help local authorities prepare and publish a pilot brownfield register ahead of the statutory requirement to do so.
Blackpool’s is expected to be ready by June.
Those councils involved in the pilot scheme will then be expected to share best practice and feedback ideas to inform secondary legislation and guidance on brownfield registers.