Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment and Brownfield Sites

Brown Field Site

The Council will be undertaking a Call for Sites exercise commencing on Friday, 28 July 2017, for a period of 12 weeks.

The Call for Sites exercise will inform the preparation of the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA). This is a requirement of the National Planning Policy Framework. The SHELAA will be a technical document which will provide information on sites for potential housing, economic development, gypsy and travelling showpeople, self-build housing, etc., in relation to their suitability, availability and achievability.

The reasons for doing this are:

1) The Council is legally required to compile a Brownfield Register by December 2017

2) The SHELAA will help to identify possible sites in the settlement boundary. This can help support the Council’s Five Year Housing Land Supply position

3) The SHELAA will help to inform future planning documents such as the Local Plan, Gypsy and Traveller DPD and Neighbourhood Plans.

The SHELAA will only identify sites which have been promoted to the Council. It does not allocate sites. The inclusion of the site in the SHELAA does not imply that the Council would necessarily grant planning permission.

Details of the Call for Sites consultation will be available on the Council’s website. Parish Councils will be made aware of the consultation for their information. The outcome of the exercise will be presented to Planning Advisory Panel later on this year.

The closing date for submission is Friday, 20 October 2017.

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