As at the end of March 2017, a total of 489 locations were registered in the public part of the National Brownfield Database. The largest number of registered brownfields in the National Brownfield Database are in the Liberec region, followed by the Ústí and South Moravia regions.
In 2016, the Department of Industrial Properties and Brownfields formulated a total of 178 offers for foreign and domestic investors (19 offers involved brownfield sites). It is apparent from the graph at left that the strongest interest is in industrial facilities and land plots. Of course, even 19 offers of brownfields represents progress for us in comparison with previous years, which we will strive to maintain in the coming years. The trend is to offer brownfield projects to the greatest possible extent.
The National Brownfield Database currently contains mainly privately owned brownfields and, to a lesser degree, sites under public ownership. As of March 2017, there were 25 sites with combined ownership (i.e. public and private).
The graph shows that most of the brownfields registered in the National Brownfield Data were used for industrial activities, agriculture and civic amenities in the past.
The Properties Programme was activated within the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness in 2015. The first call of the programme was issued in autumn 2016. The graph shows the distribution of projects included in the Properties Programme in the Czech Republic.
A survey of absorption capacity, which CzechInvest conducted at the beginning of 2017 in cooperation with the Union of Towns and Municipalities of the Czech Republic, showed that one-third of cities and towns are owners of brownfield in their respective cadastral districts. The survey examined how municipalities plan to approach brownfields in relation to prepared national or, as the case may be, European programmes aimed at supporting the regeneration of such sites.
The survey addressed a total of 403 municipalities and was conducted during regional meetings of the Union of Towns and Municipalities in spring 2017. Nearly half of the municipalities anticipate that if they regenerate brownfields, then they will retain ownership and management of the buildings or complexes.
Municipalities most frequently stated construction of civic amenities (24%) as the future use of brownfields, followed by residential construction (20%) and construction of non-residential premises for business purposes (15%).