SHELAA Call for Sites 2017
Following the recent Examination hearings into the District Plan, the Council has committed to preparing a Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD), which will identify further sites for housing and employment, to enable the Council to meet its full objectively assessed housing and employment land need.
In addition, the Council will shortly prepare a Brownfield Land Register; the Government requires that the register must be published by 31st December 2017. The National Planning Policy Framework provides a definition of land which is considered to be ‘brownfield’.
To inform the preparation of both the Sites Allocations DPD and the Brownfield Land Register, the Council undertook a Call for Sites, to identify sites which have potential for housing and employment development, as well as sites required to provide infrastructure and community facilities. The information received is now being considered and will inform the preparation of the SHELAA.
In order for a site to be included in the Spring 2018 SHELAA, and therefore considered for inclusion in the Sites Allocation DPD and the Brownfield Land Register, nominations were required by 30th October 2017. The Council cannot guarantee that sites nominated after this time will be included in these documents. However, the Council has an ‘open’ register and developers, landowners and agents can submit information at any time.