Strategic Housing & Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) Review 2019 - Call for Sites
The Council is issuing a Call for Sites as part of the review of the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA). This is a requirement of the National Planning Policy Framework and will be an update to the 2017 SHELAA document. The SHELAA is 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:
The SHELAA will help to inform future planning documents i.e. Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plans
The SHELAA will also provide the basis for calculating the five year deliverable housing land supply position.
- The information submitted as part of the Call for Sites will continue to help identify Brownfield Sites to be placed on the ‘Brownfield Register’ which the Council must legally prepare.
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.
This review is being conducted to ensure that previously promoted sites are still available and deliverable as well as having the latest up to date information. This is also an opportunity for land owners to promote any new sites for consideration.
This review is being conducted to ensure that previously promoted sites are still available and deliverable as well as having the latest up to date information. This is also an opportunity for land owners to promote any new sites for consideration. Should existing site promoters wish to continue promoting previously submitted sites, they are requested to reply to the email which has already been sent out and complete the attached pro-forma; there is no requirement to resubmit sites afresh.
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 8 week period will run from Friday 6th September, the closing date for any submissions are noon Friday 1st November 2019. We request that you download the form, complete it and return to:
Planning Policy Team
Test Valley Borough Council