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Strategic Assessment of Land Availability (SALA)

The Council has undertaken an assessment of land available for housing, employment, retail and community uses, called the Strategic Assessment of Land Availability (SALA).

2019 Site Submissions

2018 New site update report

Please note, this Update is an assessment of new sites. It does not replace or supersede the 2017 SALA: the two reports should be read in conjunction.

Appendices to this report set out the results for individual sites:

  • Appendix 1 - Sites with Planning Permission and other commitments (2018)
  • Appendix 2 - Additional deliverable and developable sites (site assessments)
  • Appendix 3 - Additional sites with future potential (site assessments)
  • Appendix 4 - list of rejected sites

2018 Site Submissions

2017 Report of findings

All sites have now been assessed for their suitability, availability and achievability in accordance with the published methodology (see below). A covering Report of Findings sets out the overall findings in terms of land supply and settlements:

 Appendices to this report set out the results for individual sites:

An online mapping tool has been produced to identify the sites and major constraints on OS based maps. This can be accessed here.

You can access the background studies, evidence and information behind the SALA assessment from this page, including the Landscape Sensitivity Assessment and Heritage Impact Assessment > 

The SALA methodology

The SALA has been undertaken in accordance with a methodology which was subject to public consultation in 2016:

2016 Call for Sites

A Call for Sites took place between 7th December 2015 and 18th January 2016. Parish and town councils, landowners, agents or potential developers were invited to put forward sites, located in and around the District’s settlements, that could be suitable for housing, employment, retail or community uses.

Please note some of these files are quite large and may take some time to download

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