Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
Current consultation - call for sites
To inform the annual update of the SHLAA the Council is undertaking a ‘call for sites’ for developers, landowners or other interested parties to let us know about sites that could be suitable for residential, employment or other development.
Sites promoted should be capable of accommodating at least 5 residential units or for employment sites the land area should be at least 0.25 hectares or able to accommodate at least 500 square metres of floorspace.
If you have, or know of any sites that you would like to be considered for future development, please submit details using the site submission form link below. Guidance on how to complete the form is included on the front page.
Completed site submission forms must be returned by 5pm on Monday 31 July 2017.
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