Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability
The Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) identifies and assesses potential sites for new housing and employment development. As a result it is an important element of the evidence base informing our plan review process.
The study itself does not, however, decide policy or which sites should or should not be developed, as these decisions will be made through the local development framework process. The assessments have been undertaken in line national planning policy.
We are not proposing to make any new housing, employment or retail allocations through the current Plan Review, but it is still possible to submit land for assessment and inclusion as part of the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment. This can be done by completing and returning the following form SHELAA site submission form [296kb] and providing a site location plan showing the full extent of the site being submitted.
The SHELAA contributes to an understanding of the potential availability of land in the district, and may be drawn on as part of future Development Plan work. We are particularly keen to hear if you have a brownfield site (i.e. one that has been developed already).
Alternatively you can also make a submission through the email and postal addresses below, or by making contact with the Planning Policy and Infrastructure team on 01636 650000.
Site Assessments by Parish
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Addendum Report 2022
Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment 2021
View the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment 2021-Amended 2022 (PDF File, 667kb) and supporting site assessments (SHELAA 2021 Settlement Summaries (PDF File, 22,692kb)).