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Strategic Assessment of Land Availability (SALA) - Methodology Consultation

This consultation has now closed.

Date of consultation: Monday, December 7, 2015 - Monday, January 18, 2016

Consultation summary

The Stroud District Local Plan was formally adopted by the Council on 19th November 2015 and sets out the strategy for development in the District until 2031. The Council has agreed to undertake an early review of the Local Plan to roll forward the Plan to beyond 2031 and to consider assisting other local planning authorities in this housing market area to meet any unmet development and infrastructure needs, should they be identified, in accordance with the Duty to Co-operate. To start the review process, Stroud District Council is now undertaking a new Strategic Assessment of Land Availability (SALA) to identify and assess potential development sites to meet the future housing, economic development, retail and community needs of the District.

The Council welcomes comments on a revised methodology for undertaking strategic land availability assessments, in the light of changes to national policy and Planning Practice Guidance. The revised methodology proposes a combined assessment of land availability for housing and economic development, including an assessment of economic viability when considering the achievability of sites for particular development.

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