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Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment

Local authorities are required to carry out a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) to identify future sources of land for housing.

The assessment provides an opportunity for land and property owners to tell the council about sites which have the potential for housing (five or more dwellings) and/or employment development (0.25ha or more); however, the submission of a site does not guarantee it will be allocated for development or receive favourable consideration if an application for planning permission is submitted. 

The 2017 Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment is the current SHLAA for Charnwood and follows the SHLAA Leicestershire Joint Methodology agreed by all the local planning authorities who form the Leicester and Leicestershire Housing Market Area.

The Borough Council will shortly commence the 2018 review of the assessment with a call for sites. Should you wish to put forward any available sites for consideration or amend details for your existing site prior to the call for sites please use the Shlaa proforma 2018 (Word Document, 0.19 Mb).

The Council is also required to prepare a brownfield land register which is collated from existing data sources including the most recent Charnwood SHLAA, existing planning permissions and pending planning decisions. Sites submitted to the SHLAA process will also be considered for inclusion on the brownfield land register for the Borough.

 Urban Capacity Study

The Urban Capacity Study (2018) (PDF Document, 2.47 Mb) has been undertaken to assist in the assessment of land available for housing within the urban areas of the Borough. It does not allocate sites but determines the realistic capacity of land in the urban areas which will contribute towards the housing requirement of the new Charnwood Local Plan.

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