Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
As part of the preparation of the evidence base to support the Local Development Framework the council is required to prepare a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). The purpose of this document is to examine the potential for housing to be built on any land which might be suitable for development.
We are undertaking an update to our Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment. The primary role of a SHLAA is to:
- identify sites with potential for housing
- assess their housing potential; and
- assess when they are likely to be developed.
The Assessment will be a key component of the evidence base to support the development our Local Plan (formerly called Local Development framework). It is also set out as a requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to support the delivery of sufficient land for housing to meet the community’s needs for more homes.
How to comment
To comment you will need to log into our e-consultation system. You are already registered with our planning policy consultation database you will have your login details. If not, you will need to register
It is important to note that the report does not allocate any land but is merely a technical study. Sites can only be allocated through the Local Development Framework.
Call for sites for consideration in the SHLAA
We are asking landowners to submit sites for consideration in the SHLAA. This is to help determine how much land is available and deliverable within the towns, main settlements and larger villages. A list of these settlements is included within the methodology.
We would ask that any sites submitted as part of the Interim Housing Supply Policy are re-submitted as part of this process as the information we are gathering on the sites differs.
If you would like to submit a site for consideration in the SHLAA please complete the Site Submission Questionnaire. For each site submitted we will require a site location plan. This should be an accurate site location plan (preferably Ordnance Survey) at a scale of 1:1250 or 1:2500 (and including a scale bar). The site should be clearly edged with a red line. You can also use the e-consultation system to do this.
Please note that all information submitted will be publicly available.
The SHLAA does not determine whether a site should be allocated for housing development. It is a technical document, which gives us information to consider the possible options in relation to housing development. Sites can only be formally allocated as part of the Local Plan process. We will be carrying out public consultation on our Local Plan Part 1 later this year.
This consultation closes on 15 February 2013.
Last reviewed: 04 - 04 - 2013