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

We commenced a review of the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) with a call for sites.  The call for sites ran from Monday November 4 until Monday December 16, 2019.

The assessment provided 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 call for sites has finished, if you wish to put forward any sites for consideration in the future, a SHELAA form can be downloaded here:

All proformas (and a site location plan) should be returned by email to localplans@charnwood.gov.uk or by post to the address below:

Plans, Policies & Place Making
Charnwood Borough Council
Southfield Road
LE11 2TN

The 2020 Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment is the current SHELAA for Charnwood and follows the Leicester and Leicestershire SHELAA Joint Methodology agreed by all the local planning authorities who form the Leicester and Leicestershire Housing Market Area.

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

Last updated: Tue 15th December, 2020 @ 12:23