Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Update
In line with national planning policy, the council prepares and maintains a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). The SHLAA is an essential part of the evidence base for the preparation of Development Plan Documents (DPDs, now known as "Local Plans") in terms of providing information on potential sources of housing land. It is an 'open book' listing parcels of land which landowners and agents have submitted to the council for assessment. The SHLAA sites have no status in planning terms and should not be viewed as specific allocations of land for future housing development.
The council has received more than 1,000 sites, many of which have been included in the SHLAA.
The process of updating the SHLAA is scheduled to be completed by the end of November 2014.