Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA)


Local authorities are required to carry out a Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) to identify future sources of land for development. The assessment is required by national planning policy as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Planning Policy Guidance (PPG). The assessment is a key component of the evidence required to support the delivery of sufficient land in suitable locations. The aim is to create sustainable and mixed communities in line with Government Objectives

Call for sites

The council is reviewing its Local Plan evidence base including its land availability for future development. To assist in this process the council is carrying out a ‘call for sites’ exercise to identify new sites within the borough that may have potential for development over the proposed new Plan period beyond 2026.

What is the purpose of the ‘call for sites’?

The purpose of the call for sites is to provide an opportunity for anyone to submit a site to us for consideration for allocation and future development as part of the preparation of the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Local Plan. This will help to ensure that there is sufficient land available across the borough and within our local area to meet our development needs. Where appropriate this will include allocating land for housing, retail, warehousing, office, leisure and community development, infrastructure, and pitches for Gypsies and Travellers.

Submitting a site for consideration

If you are aware of any site(s) that may have development potential, let us know by completing and submitting our online site suggestion form. Alternatively you can download, print and complete the site suggestion form. The form should be returned to the Planning Policy team at the following address, together with a 1:1250 or 1:2500 scale site plan with the site outlined with a red line, no later than 31 December 2016.

Planning Policy Team
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
Hinckley Hub
Rugby Road
LE10 0FR

What happens next?

Each site will be assessed for its development potential using our assessment methodology and will be used to inform the update of the Land Availability Assessment which is also referred to as the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA).

Please note that the submission of a site through the call for sites process only places the site before the council for consideration as a potential site for future allocation. It does not guarantee its allocation, nor does it prejudice any decision the council may wish to take should an application for any site be forthcoming. All sites submitted will be made publicly available upon the publication of the Land Availability Assessment or the related Local Plan evidence base document or draft plan. Sites cannot be submitted confidentially.

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Last updated: 12/04/2016 15:23

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