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2021 Call for sites

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 site development in the future.

Sites for future developments

The 2021 SHELAA call for sites is now OPEN. To be considered in the 2021 Strategic housing and employment land availability assessment (SHELAA), please submit a form and map by Sunday 25 April 2021.

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 scaleĀ 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. Currently the Forest of Dean district has an adequate supply of land for both housing and employment uses, so any sites that come forward may be considered on a long-term basis and retained in our database.

We are able to accept new site submissions on an ongoing basis, so any submissions received after an annual call for sites deadline will be assessed the following year.

Please note that all sites previously notified will be regarded as still available unless modified. Furthermore, any site submitted as part of the Local Plan process will also be taken into account. SHELAA sites submitted will be taken into account in the review of the Local Plan.

The results of the 2020 SHELAA (Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment) are available through the following report:

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

Land availability assessmentsĀ 

The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment reports from 2008 to 2018 are available to download.

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