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Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment

Background

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires local planning authorities to produce a strategic housing land availability assessment to identify sufficient land to meet their housing need over the plan period.

This Draft Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment was published in February 2015.

A final version will be published in Spring 2015, which will have a base date of April 2015.

Housing Supply Document - Main Report Sections 1.0 - 4.0 (pdf, 29kb)

Parish Chapters and Maps

Albourne

Ansty and Staplefield

Ardingly

Ashurst Wood

Balcombe

Bolney

Burgess Hill

Cuckfield

East Grinstead

Hassocks

Haywards Heath

Horsted Keynes

Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common

Lindfield and Lindfield Rural

Slaugham

Turners Hill

Twineham

West Hoathly

Worth

Methodology

The Council's Methodology (pdf, 282kb) used for the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment closely follows Government Practice Guidance.

Review of Landscape and Visual Aspects of Site Suitability

Land Use Consultants were appointed to undertake a focused review of the SHLAA.  The purpose was to provide a detailed and robust assessment of the potential for development, with a focus on landscape and visual impact considerations.   The review focuses on the greenfield sites where they had been assessed as not suitable for development, but where available and achievable and greenfield sites that were assessed as developable.  A total of 99 were reviewed.  The findings of the study have been incorporated into the SHLAA assessment.

LUC main report (pdf, 1.1Mb)

LUC appendices part 1 (pdf, 18.2Mb)

LUC appendices part 2 (pdf, 19.2Mb)

LUC appendices part 3 (pdf, 18.8Mb)

LUC appendices part 4 (pdf, 20Mb)

LUC appendices part 5 (pdf, 9.8Mb)

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment in the South Downs National Park 

From the 1st of April 2013 the South Downs National Park Authority will directly receive all new Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) site submissions within its area. Further details on the SHLAA published by the South Downs National Park Authority can be found on the Park Authorities’ website by following the link below:

South Downs National Park Authority - SHLAA

Mid Sussex Housing Supply Document
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