Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment

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 Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

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.

SHLAA 2017 Update and Brownfield Land Register 2017 

We are starting a review of the SHLAA to prepare a Brownfield Land Register.

A call for sites for the SHLAA and/or the Brownfield Land Register began on 15 September 2017 and was open until 10 November 2017.

SHLAA 2016 update

The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2016 update has been completed.

SHLAA 2015

The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2015 covered the period from 1st Aptil 2015 to 31st March 2030. It is now superseded by the 2016 update.

SHLAA 2013

The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2013 covered the period from 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2028.