Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (or SHLAA for short) is an assessment of available land and premises sites across the city, which have potential for housing development. It considers land constraints and development viability and is essential in helping to inform the way in which strategic development policies are developed through the Local Plan. it does not guarantee the granting of planning permission or allocation of a site. The SHLAA has been informed by a wide variety of consultations and ‘call for sites’ processes. These have involved targeted engagement with developers, agents and land owners with a view to ensuring the SHLAA database is up to date and comprehensive.
The Council have published a updated SHLAA to help inform the Local Plan process.
The SHLAA was submitted to the Secretary of State on 1 April 2016, along with all other evidence which forms part of the Local Plan and City Centre Area Action Plan.
In order to support future reviews of the SHLAA the Council are happy to receive further site suggestions or updated information that relates to existing sites within the SHLAA.
Site representations and updated site information should be submitted to Local Plan team.