Decision details

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (2019)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Housing (Cllr Hannah Roberts)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The SHLAA is a technical document identifying land that might have potential for housing at some stage in the future, as required by the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). This states that a housing assessment should be used to establish realistic assumptions about the suitability, availability and the likely achievability (economic viability) of land to meet the identified housing need. This then determines whether a site could form part of the housing land supply and, if so, when it is expected to be developed.

As well as providing evidence for the housing land position, it will inform the review of the GMSF and Local Plan and provide data for the Brownfield Land Register. The base date of this SHLAA is the 1st April 2019 The last full SHLAA was carried out in 2018 and is reviewed annually, in line with monitoring of the wider Local Plan.

The SHLAA also discusses the latest housing requirements and whether we can demonstrate that there is enough land in the five year housing land supply to meet these requirements.

Decision:

Publish the SHLAA in full to provide evidence for the housing land supply position, GMSF and Local Plan review.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 – Publish the SHLAA in full to provide evidence for the housing land supply position, GMSF and Local Plan review.
Option 2 – Not publish a full SHLAA update for 2019.

Alternative options considered:

Option 2 – Not publish a full SHLAA update for 2019.

Publication date: 10/01/2020

Date of decision: 18/12/2019

Effective from: 18/01/2020

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