Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA)

Harrogate Borough Council held a six week consultation on its Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) between 11 November and 23 December 2016.

You are able to view and respond to the consultation documents on the consultation portal.

An update to the SHELAA will be published later this year.

The idea behind the assessment, which began with an initial “call for sites” back in 2014, is to identify a list of possible housing and economic development sites and assess the overall potential of those sites.

The document now available lists sites submitted to us for consideration as part of the local plan. It includes maps of settlements where land has been suggested, and provides some brief information about each of the sites.

The sites are assessed on their suitability for development, availability and the likelihood of development being financially viable. The assessment is used in the production of new planning policy documents, but it doesn't make policy decisions on future site allocations.

The inclusion of a site in the assessment doesn't mean it will be developed, or that the we would view an application on the site favourably.

Page last updated 16/11/2017