SHLAA Update 2021
A Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) provides an audit of land that is suitable, available, and achievable for housing within the Local Planning Authorities area.
The National Planning Policy Framework 2019 (NPPF) requires Local Planning authorities to prepare a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment in order to have a clear understanding of the development land available in their area. This is as Local Plans need to identify a supply of specific, deliverable sites for years one to five of the plan period, and specific sites or 'broad locations' for years 6 to 10 of the plan, and if possible, for years 11-15.
South Kesteven District Council is currently preparing a SHLAA for its local planning authority area. The SHLAA 2021 will form part of the evidence base for the review of the Council's Local Plan Review which is due to be completed by 2024. The SHLAA will also update the Local Authorities previous SHLAA, which was completed in 2015
SHLAA Assessment Methodology Consultation
South Kesteven District Council are at the start of the review process and are beginning to update key pieces of evidence, including the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). A SHLAA provides an estimate of the amount of land that may be suitable, available and achievable for housing development over the Local Plan period. A SHLAA provides information and a high level assessment of sites, but does not allocate sites. You can find out more about SHLAAs in the government's online planning practice guidance.
The consultation period for comments on the SHLAA Assessment Methodolgy Docuemnt will be between the 23rd August and the 17th of September.
There will be a series of questions within the document regarding the various stages of the proposed SHLAA methodology process. These questions can be answered via the online questionnaire, Email or Post.
Consultation Responses can be sent electronically or via post to the following;
Post - FAO Planning Policy - South Kesteven District Council Offices - St Peters Hill- Grantham - Lincolnshire-NG31 6PZ
Consultation DocumentsClick here for the SHLAA Assessment Methodology Consultation Document
Previous SHLAA Documents
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.
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 >>