Bournemouth Area Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2019

How we assess land available for housing developments

We are required by the Government to assess the amount of land available for housing development in our area. This process is known as a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

Following local government re-organisation in April 2019, the local planning authority (LPA) for the areas of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council is now BCP Council. A new local plan for the whole BCP Council area is scheduled to be adopted in November 2022. In the interim the existing local plans for each of the three preceding councils will remain in place and individual annual SHLAA reports will continue to be produced for the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole areas.

 The SHLAA is a technical exercise. Although all sites have been carefully considered, the inclusion of a site within the SHLAA should not in itself be taken as an indication that it will be granted planning permission or that the dwelling numbers indicated in each assessment are appropriate for a formal planning proposal.

Bournemouth Area SHLAA 2019 Report and Appendices

 The 2019 update to the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) sets out Bournemouth's housing land supply for the 15 year period from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2034.