SHLAA 2017 Update and Brownfield Land Register 2017 Call for Sites

How to submit potential sites for the SHLAA 2017 Update and/or the Brownfield Land Register 2017

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) 2017

We are now starting to identify sites for the 2017 update of the Bournemouth SHLAA. This may also be updated with details of sites across the Bournemouth and Poole housing market area, to provide a broader picture of housing land availability.

Sites that were submitted for previous SHLAA updates should not be re-submitted unless there have been significant changes to the status of the site.

Brownfield Land Register

We are required to publish a Brownfield Land Register by 31st December 2017. This will provide publicly available information on all previously developed (brownfield) sites within the borough which are:

  • 0.25 hectares or more in size or capable of accommodating at least 5 dwellings and
  • Meet the Government's criteria, set out in Regulations, of being suitable, available and achievable for residential development.

Definition of brownfield land

Brownfield land is land that has been previously developed, although it excludes land and buildings in agricultural / forestry use and residential gardens. The official definition (see "previously developed land") can be found in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework at

Find out more about the preparation of the Brownfield Land Register 

How to submit potential sites

To suggest a potential site for the SHLAA 2017 Update and / or the Brownfield Land Register 2017 please complete the Site Submission form below and return, together with a map which clearly identifies the boundary of the site by 10 November 2017 

  • by email to
  • by post to Bournemouth Borough Council, Planning Policy, Town Hall Annexe, St Stephen's Road, Bournemouth BH2 6EA

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