In accordance with government guidance the council has reviewed its Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and the final 2013 version is now available to download below.
From June - November 2012 the city council made a call for sites. A list of possible housing sites within the city was surveyed to assess their potential for housing and when they could be developed. The findings of the SHLAA will feed into future planning documents which will allocate sites suitable for housing. The council consulted on and produced the original SHLAA between 2008 and 2009. This work was then updated in 2011. The purpose of a SHLAA is to:
• Identify sites with potential for housing;
• Assess how many houses might be developed on a site; and
• Assess when they are likely to be developed.
The SHLAA is set within the wider context of creating mixed communities across the city and an overall balance of homes, jobs and other key services and facilities. The identification of sites in this document, as being potentially suitable for housing, in no way prejudices their potential for other uses. It may be that although a site is considered suitable for housing that it will also be suitable for other uses - i.e. employment, retail, leisure etc.
If you would like further information please contact the Planning Policy Team using the contact details below.