The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires local planning authorities to produce a Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA).

The SHELAA (2023) sets out the long list of sites which were nominated to the Council. These sites do not have any planning status. Including them in the SHELAA does not mean that they will be developed in the future.  

2023 SHELAA:

2023 Parish Maps


Ansty and Staplefield 


Ashurst Wood 



Burgess Hill 


East Grinstead 


Haywards Heath 

Horsted Keynes 

Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common 

Lindfield and Lindfield Rural 


Turners Hill


West Hoathly 


Call for Sites

Site Submissions

The Council invited individuals, landowners, developers and site promoters to put forward sites to be considered through the forthcoming update to the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA).  The SHELAA will be a crucial piece of our evidence base for the District Plan Review which is now underway. 

Sites can be submitted for a range of uses including, but are not limited to: 

  • Housing (i.e. affordable housing and self-build and custom housebuilding);
  • Specialist housing (i.e. housing for older people; C2);
  • Gypsy and Traveller sites;
  • Employment; and
  • Infrastructure (i.e. community uses, renewable energy).

Sites submitted at this point in time will be included in the next iteration of the SHELAA.

Last updated: 15 January 2024