Strategic Housing & Economic Land Availability Assessment
The Strategic Housing & Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) provides evidence of the suitability, availability and deliverability of sites across the district. The SHELAA will inform the preparation of the emerging Local Plan, enabling the plan to identify a supply of sites to meet the district's development needs
Important: the SHELAA (Stage 1) contains sites which the Council understands to be available for development. It does not indicate that a site is suitable for development. Inclusion of a site in the SHELAA (Stage 1) report does not provide the site with any additional planning status or merit.
The Council held a second Call for Sites exercise in summer 2020, providing landowners, developers, agents, etc., a further opportunity to submit sites they wish to be considered for inclusion in the emerging Local Plan.
The Addendum to the Stage 1 SHELAA report, available to download below provides details of the sites received during the second Call for Sites. The Draft Local Plan consultation in August to October 2022 produced a further list of sites for consideration which is also set out below as Stage 1 SHELAA Report Update May 2023. Both the Addendum and Update May 2023 should be read alongside the main report.
The interactive map shows all sites contained in the SHELAA (Stage 1) report. Zoom and pan the map to locate sites. Clicking on a site will reveal a pop up providing information about the site.
For further information on a site, refer to the SHELAA (Stage 1) report in the table below. The SHELAA (Stage 1) consists of a covering report; a series of site reports containing information on each site, arranged by parish and settlement; and, maps showing the location of sites in each settlement.
The Council has carried out a detailed assessment of the sites shown in the SHELAA (Stage 1) report (main report and addendum) to inform the selection of sites for allocation in the Draft Local Plan.
A SHELLA (Stage 2) report has also been prepared to support the Draft Local Plan.
The proposed sites for allocation are identified in Part D of the Draft Local Plan and are shown on the Policies Map.
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