Strategic housing and economic land availability assessment (SHELAA)

As part of the evidence base to support the Local Plan, the Council has to prepare a strategic housing and economic land availability assessment (SHELAA) which assesses the potential suitability of land within the District for housing and economic development.

Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) 2018 Update - Call for Sites

The Council is now updating its SHELAA and as part of this process is undertaking a fresh ‘call for sites’ exercise, whereby landowners and others including Town and Parish Councils are invited to put forward sites they consider potentially suitable for the Council to assess.

We are interested in sites that may be suitable for housing, travelling communities and also commercial development such as employment and retail.

If you have previously submitted a site for consideration in the SHELAA, we would also welcome confirmation whether or not it is still available for potential development.

If you would like to suggest a site for consideration, please fill in the site submission form below, which needs the following basic information:

  • a map showing the site boundary
  • any information about land ownership
  • any details that you think may be relevant to the assessment of the site
  • a proposed mix of uses
  • Site submission form

Site submissions should be provided to the Council no later than 12th October 2018. Sites submitted after this date will still be accepted however may not be assessed as part of the 2018 update. If this is the case, the site details will be kept on file for future updates of the SHELAA.

Previous land availability assessments

Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) 2016

The Council’s most recent SHELAA was published in December 2016 in support of the proposed changes to the Local Plan.

This included sites that were submitted to the Council through the ‘Call for Sites’ from January to February 2016, sites previously known to the Council and sites identified by the Council itself.

For further information about the SHELAA assessment, the findings and methodology please view the following documents:  


For details of earlier SHLAA reports and methodology please view the following documents:

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