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Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA)
The Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) is an evidence-based document to inform the plan making process. The main role of the SHELAA is to:
- Identify sites and broad locations with potential for development
- Assess their development potential
- Assess their suitability for development and the likelihood of development coming forward (the availability and achievability)
It is not a decision-making document and it does not in itself determine whether or not a site should be granted planning permission or allocated for development. The document has been prepared in line with the Leicestershire authorities' joint methodology, as well as Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council’s own methodology which can be found below.
Overall, the purpose of the SHELAA is to form part of the evidence required for the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Local Plan in line with national policy requirements.
SHELAA Report 2020
The SHELAA 2020 has now been finalised and can be found below:
- SHELAA 2020 Report (PDF)
- SHELAA 2020 appendix 1 overview maps part one - Bagworth to Higham on the Hill (PDF)
- SHELAA 2020 appendix 1 overview maps part two - Hinckley to Wykin Village (PDF)
- SHELAA 2020 appendix 2 housing summary (PDF)
- SHELAA 2020 appendix 3 employment summary (PDF)
- SHELAA 2020 appendix 4 leisure summary (PDF)
Please note that the overview maps in appendix 1 are in alphabetical order but have been split into part one and part two.
The SHELAA 2020 assesses any sites submitted up to 30 September 2020.
SHELAA Report: 2020 addendum
An addendum to the SHELAA 2020 Report has been carried out to support the Local Plan Review and can be found below. This report and appendices should be read in conjunction with the SHELAA 2020 Report (above). The sites within this addendum will be reassessed within the 2021 SHELAA in accordance with any revised methodology. The finalised addendum report can be found below:
The SHELAA 2020 addendum assesses sites submitted to the council between 1 October 2020 and 30 September 2021. Any sites submitted after 30 September 2021 will be assessed for within the next SHELAA review (2022) which will be published in late 2022. Please contact Planning Policy if you have any queries on this. Please note that due to this addendum being published a 2021 SHELAA will not be published as the sites which would have been included are already published within the 2020 addendum.
SHELAA Report 2022
Work is ongoing for the SHELAA 2022 and will be published in due course.
Sites submitted between 1 October 2021 and 31 May 2022 will be assessed along with sites already within the SHELAA within the 2022 SHELAA review.
Methodology update September 2020
The methodology used to undertake the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) was updated in September 2020 and can be viewed below, as well as the Leicester & Leicestershire joint methodology:
- SHELAA Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council methodology September 2020 (PDF)
- Leicester & Leicestershire housing market area HELAA methodology paper 2019 (PDF)
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 our local plan. This will help to ensure that sufficient land supply is available across the borough to meet our development needs.
Landowners and interested parties can put forward new sites within the borough that may have potential for housing and economic development.
The cut-off for inclusion within the SHELAA 2022 was 31 May 2022.
Any sites submitted after 31 May 2022 and before 31 May 2023 will be assessed within the next SHELAA review but will still be considered within the Local Plan Review process. The cut-off for inclusion was 5pm on Wednesday, 31 May 2023.
Any sites submitted after 31 May 2023 and before 31 May 2024 will be assessed within the following SHELAA review after that. New sites submitted within this date range are not guarenteed to be considered within the current Local Plan Review 2020-2041, but will be considered within future local plan reviews.
Before you suggest a site, please read our SHELAA methodology (PDF)
If you think your site is suitable and you would like us to consider your site for allocation and future development as part of the preparation of our local plan, please complete our online form.
To suggest a new site, we ask for:
- Your details
- Landowner details
- Site details: potential uses and constraints
- Site location plan (site boundary identified by a red line)
- Plan identifying the extent of the brownfield proportion of the site (if the site is also to be considered for the brownfield register)
Alternatively, complete our planning policy and regeneration contact form to request a paper application form which you can complete and return to us.
Please note that the call for sites informs the SHELAA, which is an evidence base document to inform plan making. It is not a decision-making document and it does not in itself determine whether or not a site should be granted planning permission or allocated for development.
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Last updated: 01/06/2023 15:45