Development sites

The Council has a responsibility to share information relating to brownfield land that is suitable for new homes. This can be found below with a map of brownfield sites (as at December 2021).

In addition the housing and economic land map below will help you to find information on all housing and economic sites across Sheffield giving details of:

  • sites with planning permission for housing
  • development opportunities
  • current planning status for sites

You can search for a specific site by address or the site reference by using the drop down in the search box of the map. You can also select a site to view further details, the most recent planning permissions or to contact us about the site.

Call for sites

The call for sites consultation took place from 16 December 2019 to 7 February 2020.

Details of the sites are in the Sheffield Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) report and the housing and economic land sites map and site schedule.

Sheffield Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment

The Sheffield Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) is a technical study that determines the suitability, availability and achievability of land for development. It includes information on sites submitted to us during the call for sites consultation in 2019 and housing completions in the city during 2019/20.

Sheffield HELAA Update 2020

5-year Housing Land Supply Statement - 1 April 2021

The 5-year Housing Land Supply Monitoring Report (published October 2021) sets out the land supply position as at 1 April 2021.

Housing Completions

The Housing Completions Monitoring Report - December 2021 provides details of housing completions in the city during 2020 to 2021. Housing completions for 2019/20 are in the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment report 2020.

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) 2015

The 2015 SHLAA is also available to download.

Brownfield Register

In the Housing and Planning Act (May 2016) the Government set out its intention to introduce a statutory Brownfield Register and a new permission in principle route to full planning permission. The Brownfield Land Register Regulations came into force in March 2017, and require every Local Planning Authority to prepare and maintain a register of brownfield land which is suitable for residential development.

We worked with Government to produce a Brownfield Register pilot that was published in June 2016. Following the initial publication of the full Register in December 2017, we have now published an update to the Brownfield Register as required within the regulations (publication date 17 December 2021). This register will be maintained by the Council and will be reviewed within each year in accordance with the regulations.

Part 1  

The Brownfield Register will be in two parts. Part 1 is an up to date, comprehensive list of all brownfield sites within Sheffield that are suitable for housing, including sites both with and without planning permission. Part 1 of the register can be downloaded in the format required by the regulations. Alternatively it can be viewed on our interactive map.

Part 2

Part 2 of the register can be used to grant planning permission in principle (PiP) to a sub-set of sites from Part 1. Before a site can be granted permission in principle, we would need to follow statutory consultation and publicity procedures as set out in the Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) Order 2017. No sites are currently proposed for inclusion in Part 2 of the register. 

The definition of Brownfield (previously developed) land can be found in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Contact Planning Policy Enquiries

Forward & Area Planning
Howden House
1 Union Street
Sheffield
S1 2SH

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