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Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) and Brownfield Land Register - Call for Sites 2019

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

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.

If you wish to put forward any sites for consideration, the 2019 SHELAA form can be downloaded here:

(To ensure that we have all the correct information about your site, please can you complete the 2019 proforma, even if you have submitted information about your site in previous years.  This is to ensure that our database is consistent and up-to-date).

All proforma (and a site location plan) should be returned by Monday December 16, 2019 by email to or by post to the address below:

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

Tel: 01509 634936

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.

The 2018 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.

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Last updated: Mon 4th November, 2019 @ 08:49