Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment [SHLAA]

The SHLAA is a technical document listing sites with potential for housing development in the future.

The National Planning Policy Framework [NPPF] requires Local Planning Authorities to produce a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment [SHLAA]. 

It identifies potential sources of land which may be available for housing. 

A SHLAA should identify, updated annually, a supply of specific deliverable housing sites sufficient to provide five years worth of housing against the district housing requirements. It should also identify additional land to ensure choice and competition in the market, plus specific, developable sites or broad locations for growth, for years 6-10 and, where possible, for years 11-15 and beyond.

2016 - Call for Sites

As part of the new Local Plan for the District, a Call for Sites is in place - this seeks to identify all land available for development and to be considered as part of the Local Plan preparations. Find out more details >>

2015 Update

The 2015 SHLAA update is a review of all sites included in the 2014 assessment.  All sites submitted to the Council by 27 March 2015 have also been assessed and are included in this update.  

2014 SHLAA

We published a new SHLAA in 2014. It considered sites submitted as part of the Call for Sites which closed on 28 March 2014, together with other known sites which are, or have been, within the planning system.

The 2014 SHLAA was prepared using methodology prepared in accordance with the Planning Practice Guidance (March 2014):

The first SHLAA was produced in 2008 in partnership with Rutland County Council and South Holland District Councils.  It was updated annually between 2008 and 2013.  The original 2008, and subsequent updates are available to view on the SHLAA archive page >>