The Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) is a technical study produced to identify a future supply of land which is available, suitable and achievable for housing or economic development.

The assessment is used to inform the preparation of the local plan and the identification of a five year supply of housing land. The SHELAA does not allocate land for development; this is done through the preparation of a local plan or through neighbourhood planning.

The sites assessed in the SHELAA have been submitted to the council for consideration, mainly by landowners or their agents.

Updates

March 2020: SHELAA addendum

We have published an addendum to the 2017 SHELAA. This document assesses sites submitted to us since the production of the 2017 document.

Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) addendum 2020

December 2017: updated SHELAA

We have published an updated Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) which includes assessments of further sites not contained in the 2016 document.

The document contains details and maps of the sites submitted for consideration alongside an assessment of the availability, suitability and achievability of each site for future housing or economic development. It also describes the methodology used for assessments and includes an updated indicative housing trajectory.

The 2017 SHELAA has been published for information only.

Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA), December 2017

November 2016: SHELAA published for consultation

We have published our Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) and want to know your views.

The document contains details and maps of the sites submitted for consideration alongside an assessment of the availability, suitability and achievability of each site for future housing or economic development. It also describes the methodology used for assessments and includes an indicative housing trajectory.

We are holding a six week consultation on the SHELAA between 11 November and 23 December 2016. We want to know your views on the sites within and whether any should or should not be allocated for development in the new local plan.

Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA), November 2016

January 2016: SHELAA initial sites list

We have published an initial list of the sites that will be included in our Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) when it is published later this year.

The document lists the sites submitted to the council for consideration as part of preparing the local plan, includes maps of settlements where land has been suggested and provides some brief information about each site (such as the proposed use for the site) but does not assess sites.

The initial sites list has been published for information only.

Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) - Initial sites list, January 2016

2014: Call for sites

We have begun a 'call for sites' to gain a better understanding of the availability, suitability and the likely economic viability of potential sites that could contribute to meeting the identified need for housing and economic land over the period to 2035. This information will be used to inform the development of our new local plan.

Page last updated 07/07/2020