Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment
The purpose of SHLAA is to identify sites which may have the potential to accommodate new housing development. The study assesses sites to establish their suitability, availability and achievability and forms part of the evidence base that will be used to inform the emerging Local Plan.
The SHLAA includes land that has come forward from a range of sources, including sites that have already been granted planning permission and sites that have been put forward by landowners and developers.
The inclusion of a site in the SHLAA will not necessarily result in its allocation for housing or other forms of development, or indicate that planning permission will be granted. This will be determined through plan making and/or planning application process.