Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council are preparing a new Joint Local Plan. A key piece of evidence to support the production of the Joint Local Plan is the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) which seeks to identify potential future housing sites and assess whether such sites are capable of being developed in order to help demonstrate a future supply of sites.
In accordance with national guidance, the councils invited key stakeholders, such as local housing developers, key local landowners and adjoining local authorities to help prepare a robust assessment of housing land availability across the two local authority areas.
The councils sought comments and feedback on the draft methodology and further information on the local housing market to help us to robustly consider housing market trends in the Joint Local Plan.
Copies of the draft SHLAA methodology and consultation response form can be viewed here:-
The consultation ran to 4 November 2015 and is now closed.
The councils are currently considering comments received on the draft methodology and, where appropriate, will use these to inform the final methodology. There will also be an opportunity for stakeholders to comment on the draft SHLAA once the assessments are complete prior to the final assessment being published by the respective authorities.
Should you have any questions or would like to discuss the SHLAA process and methodology in more detail, please contact the planning policy team on 01782 742475 or at Planning Policy
Last updated 3 January 2017