Strategic Housing & Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA)

Strategic Housing & Economic Land Availability Assessment and Brownfield Call for Sites 2017

The Council is issuing a Call for Sites to inform the preparation of the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA). This is a requirement of the National Planning Policy Framework. The SHELAA will be a technical document which will provide information on sites for potential housing, economic development, Gypsy and Travelling Showpeople, Self Build housing etc in relation to their suitability, availability and achievability.

The reasons for undertaking this exercise are:

  1. The information submitted as part of the Call for Sites will help to identify Brownfield Sites to be placed on the ‘Brownfield Register’ which the Council must legally prepare
  2. The SHELAA will help to inform future planning documents i.e. Local Plan, Gypsy and Traveller DPD and Neighbourhood Plans
  3. The SHELAA will also provide the basis for calculating the five year deliverable housing land supply position.

The SHELAA will only identify sites which have been promoted to the Council, it does not allocate sites. The inclusion of the site in the SHELAA does not imply that the Council would necessarily grant planning permission. Similarly, the identification of potential Brownfield Sites through the SHELAA process does not imply that the Council would necessarily grant planning permission.

The Council has prepared a Guidance Note (available to be downloaded) which sets out the purpose of the SHELAA / Brownfield Call for Sites and the consultation process.

Further information on how to submit sites and the information required to be included within the submission can be found within the SHELAA / Brownfield Call for Sites Submission Form 2017. All promoted sites will be made publically available. Individual personal details and land ownership details will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

With regards to residential and economic uses, the Council will accept sites for a net gain of 5 or more dwellings and sites that are 0.25ha (or likely to provide at least 500m² of economic floor space) and above.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 20th October 2017. We request that you download the form, complete it and return to:

planningpolicy@testvalley.gov.uk

or

Planning Policy Team
Test Valley Borough Council
Beech Hurst
Weyhill Road
Andover
Hampshire
SP10 3AJ