Brownfield sites in Buckinghamshire

In urban planning, a brownfield site is also known as previously developed land.

Brownfield sites are sites that were previously used for any kind of employment use and are now vacant or underused. For example, empty retail units or garage sites.

Greenfield sites are sites that have not previously been built on.

Previous calls for brownfield sites

Buckinghamshire Council has carried out 2 calls for sites and as of 31 May 2022 we've received over 300 site submissions.

These brownfield sites will be assessed on their suitability, achievability and availability for development through our Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) process.

You can view a full list of submitted sites as a spreadsheet or via our interactive map:

For transparency reasons, the list of submitted sites may include both brownfield and greenfield sites. Once we've completed the wider call for sites we will assess all sites and classify them by type as well as their suitability for development.

Tell us about a brownfield site

You can still submit a brownfield site by:

Completed forms can be returned by email to [email protected]

You can also return forms by post to:

Call for Brownfield Sites
Planning Policy
Buckinghamshire Council
Queen Victoria Road
High Wycombe
HP11 1BB

Wider call for sites

We're now running a wider call for sites, including greenfield sites (sites that have not previously been built on).

This will help us gather a full understanding of the land available for development in Buckinghamshire.

Sites submitted to the previous 2 calls for brownfield sites do not need to be resubmitted.

To tell us about a site see Wider call for sites in Buckinghamshire.

Contact us

If you have any questions about brownfield sites or the wider call for sites, email the Planning Policy team at [email protected]