Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)


Local authorities are required to carry out a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) to identify future sources of land for housing. 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 and to provide more homes in line with Government Objectives.

The SHLAA will provide the evidence for future allocations documents, including the Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Development Plan Document and the Earl Shilton and Barwell Area Action Plan. However, the SHLAA does not represent policy and will not determine whether a site should be allocated or granted permission for development, it will simply determine which sites are suitable, available and achievable for housing development.

The assessment is updated regularly. The updates inform the housing trajectory (a table showing the Borough Council's past and projected housing performance) and the five year housing land supply of specific deliverable and developable sites.

If you wish to submit a site for consideration, please complete and return the Site Suggestion Form.

Last updated: 18/12/2014 15:02

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