Strategic Land Availability Assessment (SLAA) Draft Methodology Consultation

Ended on the 17 November 2023
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Strategic Land Availability Assessment (SLAA) - Draft Methodology Consultation

The Council has launched a Call for Sites which is an opportunity for groups including local residents, landowners, developers and other stakeholders to suggest sites that they would like to be considered to inform the preparation of the Local Plan. In addition to the Call for Sites submissions, the Council will also proactively look to identify any additional potential sites and locations for growth or green uses, in order to ensure its approach to new land allocation is comprehensive. The sites received through the Call for Sites, plus any additional sites identified, will be assessed through the Strategic Land Availability Assessment (SLAA). The SLAA will appraise sites for the suitability, availability and achievability with the aim of objectively determining which sites will be deliverable over the plan period. The results will inform site allocations in the Local Plan Review. The outcome of the SLAA will not definitively allocate land for development but will contribute to the Local Planning Authority’s evidence base and ensure that decisions regarding site allocations are backed by robust and objective evidence.

The Council has drafted a methodology to undertake the SLAA Assessments. This methodology follows guidance set out in the national Planning Practice Guidance. The Council are currently consulting on the draft methodology. The closing date for submissions is Friday 17th November 2023.

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