Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2019

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The Borough Council is required to maintain up-to-date information regarding the number and whereabouts of housing sites across Erewash. The revised National Planning Policy Framework encourages this to be achieved through the production of a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

A SHLAA represents one of the most important elements of a council’s housing evidence base. It plays a primary role in assessing whether sufficient land exists to meet a continuous five-year supply of deliverable housing land – a requirement of Paragraph 67(c) of the NPPF. AAdditionally, the SHLAA is also important in demonstrating whether sufficient land is in place to assist a council meet its longer-term growth requirements which are typically established through a Local Plan’s housing policies. The previous Erewash SHLAA was published in 2014, however work has been undertaken over the last two years which has culminated in the production of a 2019 SHLAA.

Given the period elapsing since the previous SHLAA’s publication, the 2019 SHLAA represents a step towards reinstating this exercise back to being undertaken on a more frequent basis. The 2019 SHLAA is more comprehensive than its predecessor; providing important information that informs the early stages of work to replace the current Local Plan. This is shown in the council’s Local Development Scheme (LDS).

A SHLAA provides key information about the health of a councils housing land supply. The published 2019 SHLAA has enabled the Borough Council to update its five-year housing land supply.

We always welcome submissions promoting potential housing opportunities. Should you wish to submit details for Planning Officers to assess, we strongly recommended that you use the Call for Sites form as this assists us to process site submissions whilst also helping to ensure greater consistency across the information sent to us.

Any sites which we receive will be saved on file until we commence our next SHLAA in 2020.