Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
Call for sites consultation
To inform the annual update of the SHLAA the council held a formal six week ‘call for sites’ consultation for developers, landowners or other interested parties to let us know about sites that could be suitable for residential, employment or other development. This consultation has now closed.
Please contact the planning policy team directly if you wish to submit a site for assessment through the SHELAA using the contact details below:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: 01256 844844
What is the SHLAA?
The primary purpose of the SHLAA which local planning authorities are required to have is to:
- identify sites with the potential for housing
- assess how many homes they could provide
- assess when they could be developed.
The assessment is an important evidence source to inform decision making on future housing development, but does not determine whether a site will be allocated for housing development. It includes a high level strategic overview assessment of the deliverability/developability of each identified site, in terms of its suitability, availability and achievability.
A 2016 position statement has been published (December 2016) to support the land supply position and updates information to a base date of 1 April 2016. The statement updates the last complete version of the SHLAA (Version 10, August 2015). Both documents can be downloaded below.
Find out information on the history of the borough's SHLAA.
The maps associated with Version 10 of the SHLAA can also be downloaded below. Due to file sizes, some of the appendices have been separated into smaller documents to assist with downloading. Where there is no updated map specifically for version 10 then please refer to the Version 9 map.
Local Plan team
Telephone: 01256 844844