Strategic housing - Land availability

The National Planning Policy Framework states that the planning system needs to contribute to sustainable development by delivering a wide choice of high-quality homes and boost the supply of housing.

Local Planning Authorities must understand the supply of housing land in their area. A strategic housing land availability assessment should show the -

  • availability
  • suitability
  • likely economic viability

of land to meet the need for housing over the local plan period.

The SHLAA was produced in accordance with current planning practice guidance and the national planning policy framework.