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2021 Call for sites

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment

Each year, we invite submissions from organisations and the general public in a call for sites which may be suitable for accommodating future development. This helps identify land which may be suitable for accommodating housing and employment development in the future.

The 2021 call for sites is now CLOSED. Once the 2021 review panel meeting has taken place in the near future, the results will be published.

Any sites received from this point onwards will be assessed the following year.

If you would like to submit a site, please fill in the site submission form which needs to be accompanied by the following information:

  • a map showing the site boundary, ideally at a scale of 1:1250;
  • any information relating to land ownership with contact details i.e. telephone number and email;
  • any details that you think may be relevant to the assessment of the site.

Although the assessment will form an important evidence source, it does not determine whether a site should be allocated for development in the future. Any sites that come forward may be considered on a long-term basis and retained in our database.

Please note that all sites previously notified will be regarded as still available unless modified. SHELAA sites submitted will be taken into account in the review of the Local Plan.

For information about the methodology for the SHLAA please read the methodology document:

Land availability assessments

We are in the process of switching the SHLAA mapping to a new system. 2021 sites can be accessed through the 2021 report while 2020 sites and older can be accessed through the 2020 report. Eventually all sites will be viewable through the new system

The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment reports from 2008 to 2021 are available to download below.

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