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

The SHELAA (2021) 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.  The 2020 SHELAA which informed the Site Allocations DPD is still available to view, under the SHELAA 2020 heading below.

Latest assessments:

2021 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).

The most recent formal call for sites closed on the 19th February 2021.  Submissions can still be made but those made after 24th September 2021 will not be included in the forthcoming SHELAA.  To be considered as a potential allocation, submissions should be made during the District Plan review Regulation 18 consultation (winter 2021/22).

Last updated: 22 June 2022