Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires us to produce a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). The purpose of the SHLAA is to help us check whether there is enough deliverable land available within the Borough which could potentially contribute towards meeting future housing needs.
The SHLAA does not decide where housing should be located or decide what specific housing sites should be allocated. It will identify sites which have the potential to be developed for housing, because they are considered to be suitable and available for development, and this is considered to be achievable. The fact that a site has been mentioned in the SHLAA does not mean that it will be allocated in the Local Plan or that it will be granted planning permission. Every application for residential development will be judged on its own planning merits.
Please click on the links below to view the 2012 SHLAA site assessment document and the associated map layer:
* Please click on the map after accessing the above link and un-tick the Councillor box on the left hand side of the page and tick the box entitled ‘SHLAA 2012’. Then move around the map to find the location of the site you want and click on the site to get its reference number. You can get more information about your site using this reference number in the Site Assessment Document link above (once you are in this document right click your mouse and press find and type in the reference number and press next until you find your site).