Strategic Housing Land Availability (SHLAA)
COVID 19 - DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: SITE VISITS UPDATEThe recent change in government advice means that council officers will soon be recommencing site visits for planning and building control services, which were postponed during lockdown.
The health, safety and wellbeing of the Stroud District's residents and the wider community is of paramount importance to the council and, therefore, before site visits begin again, the council needs to carry out robust risk assessments for this reintroduced activity to ensure the safety of its residents and staff alike.
We will update you shortly of our progress and the restart date of site visits.
The NPPF requires local planning authorities to “prepare a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment to establish realistic assumptions about the availability, suitability and the likely economic viability of land to meet the identified need for housing over the plan period.” (DCLG, 2012)
The first SHLAA Report was published in March 2010 and an update was produced in 2011.