Background

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

The SHELAA (2022) 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.  

Latest assessments:

2022 Parish 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 

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).

Any further submission to the SHELAA should be made during the District Plan Regulation 18 consultation (winter 2021/22).

Last updated: 23 November 2022