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Brownfield register

Brownfield register - overview

This Brownfield Register was published on 15 December 2023 by Great Yarmouth Borough Council. The Council will review and update the register annually. 

Land is entered onto Part 1 of the register provided that it meets all the relevant criteria as set out in the Brownfield Land Register regulations (2017). 

Broadly speaking, sites should be:

  • previously developed land (as defined by the National Planning Policy Framework)
  • at least 0.25 hectares in area, or capable of supporting at least five dwellings
  • suitable for residential development
  • available for residential development
  • where residential development of the land is achievable

The Borough Council has not prepared, in 2023, an optional Part 2 of this register (which can grant 'permission in principle' for residential development), but will annually review the desirability of doing so. 

Please note that the register does not include any land in those parts of the Borough within the designated Broads area, where the Broads Authority is the local planning authority and responsible for the relevant Brownfield Register. 

Great Yarmouth Brownfield Register 15 December 2023 - Version 1

The Brownfield Register is available in the following formats:

To request alternatives formats of the register please contact the Strategic Planning team.

The register is published under the Open Government Licence (opens new window).

Review and revision of the Brownfield Register

Review and revision of the register 2023

In accordance with the Brownfield Land Register Regulations (2017), the Borough Council has reviewed its Brownfield Register and revised it for publication in the 2023: Version 1 register.

Each site was reassessed against the criteria taking account of the most up-to-date information. Accordingly, some sites have been removed from the register while others now meeting the criteria have been added.

Sites expired from the register and reason 

If the site no longer needs to be listed (for example, if the site has been built on), it should remain on the register for historical reasons and not be deleted. This is called 'End Dating', each year the register is checked for those sites which should be end dated.

The following sites have been end dated in the brownfield register because each has either been completed or is currently under construction so is no longer considered available: 

Sites end dated in the Brownfield register due to construction or completion
Site ReferenceAddress
BFR6Former Claydon High School, Beccles Road, Gorleston
BFR731/31A Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth
BFR28Northgate Hospital, Great Yarmouth
BFR29Atlantis Complex, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth
BFR34Former garage, Estcourt Road, Great Yarmouth
BFR38Land between 90 and 102, Regent Road, Great Yarmouth
BFR63Former Pontins Holiday Camp, Beach Road, Hemsby
BFR66Riverside House, Riverside Road, Gorleston
BFR67Tar Works Road, Great Yarmouth
BFR7158-60 Wellesley Road, Abbeville Residential Home, Great Yarmouth
BFR7326 Park View House, Southtown Road, Great Yarmouth 
BFR76Calthorpe House (8), Alexandra Road, Great Yarmouth 
BFR81Beach Coach Station, Nelson Road North, Great Yarmouth 
BFR83Ex-Edward Worledge School site, Lichfield Road, Great Yarmouth 
BFR84Land East of Churchill Road and North of Estcourt Road

The following sites have been end dated in the brownfield register because there is a lack of evidence that the permission remains extant:

Sites end dated in the Brownfield Register due to lack of evidence that permission remains extant
Site ReferenceAddress
BFR3335-36 South Quay, Great Yarmouth
BFR5040-42 Market Place (1st & 2nd floors)
BFR53Former Florida Group Building, Bells Marsh Road

The following sites have been end dated in the brownfield register because there is a lack of evidence that the site would be available and/or achievable within 15 years. 

Sites end dated in the Brownfield Register due to lack of evidence of availability or achievability
Site ReferenceAddress
BFR1137-139 King Street, Great Yarmouth
BFR2Land adjacent Runham Road / North River Road, Great Yarmouth
BFR26Former trailer storage yard, Mill Road, Cobholm, Great Yarmouth
BFR31Great Yarmouth Waterfront
BFR4334 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth
BFR59Covent Garden Road, Caister on Sea
BFR69Europa House, 40 South Quay, Great Yarmouth

The following site have been end dated in the brownfield register because it is not considered to be previously developed land

Sites end dated in the Brownfield Register as they are not considered to be previously developed land
Site ReferenceAddress
BFR6437 Yarmouth Road, Ormesby St Margaret

Sites added to the Brownfield Register and reason

The following sites have been added to the register as they have planning permission or have been considered to be suitable, available and achievable by the Borough Council''s Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment

Sites added to the Brownfield Register
Site ReferenceAddress
BFR8550-51, Regent Road, Great Yarmouth
BFR86First & Last Public House, Yarmouth Road, Ormesby St Margaret
BFR87Land between, Alpha Road and Common Road, Gorleston
BFR88Land adj Raynscourt Lodge, 16, Euston Road, Great Yarmouth
BFR89The Depot, land to the rear of Wellbeing Pharmacy, Station Road North, Belton
BFR90Land at 130 Burgh Road, Gorleston
BFR91Land east of Malthouse Lane, Gorleston 
BFR93Land at Riverside Road, Gorleston
BFR94Maltings House, Malthouse Lane,Gorleston
BFR95North Quay
BFR96Land West of North River Road
BFR97Thamesfield Way/Suffolk Road
BFR98Former Gasworks and Gasholder Site, Admiralty Road
BFR99Critten's Road (Cobholm Waterfront)

How can I view the Brownfield Register site maps?

Please use our interactive Brownfield Register Sites map

How can I access the map data (Shapefiles)?

The mapping data is 'INSPIRE' compliant and can be downloaded to view in your GIS software. By downloading the file below, you are agreeing to the following Terms and Conditions:


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How can I find out more information about the site criteria?

The criteria for applicable land parcels are specified in full in the Brownfield Land Register Regulations (2017) (opens new window), and can be broadly summarised as below.

Previously developed land

Also known as brownfield land - as defined in national policy. Note: this excludes land and buildings in agricultural use.

Site size or capacity

At least 0.25ha or capable of supporting at least five net dwellings.

Suitable for development (must meet one of the following four criteria)

  • Site is allocated in a Local Plan
  • Site has planning permissions
  • Site has permission in principle
  • Site is appropriate for development as considered by the Local Planning Authority

Available for development

  • The owner or developer has an intention to sell or develop the site
  • There are no ownership issues or legal impediments in relation to the site

Development is achievable

  • It can take place within the next 15 years
  • According to information available and any relevant representations received

If my land is entered onto the register, how will the Borough Council use my details?

The Borough Council will be required to publish the map provided as part of the register. 

The Borough Council will not pass identifiable personal information from the register to anyone outside the Borough Council, without the written consent of the person who registered their details.

How do I register my interest?

To suggest an additional site for inclusion, please send details to the Borough Council's Strategic Planning team. You should supply:

  • A map (or maps) clearly showing the site location and extent
  • An explanation detailing how the site meets the criteria in the Brownfield Land Register Regulations (2017)

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