SHLAA documents

Important Information

The pre-application and enquiry service has been TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED due to the high volume of applications we are receiving.

Pre-applications for major and strategic developments will continue to be accepted.

If you are seeking advice on whether planning permission would be required, please visit the planning guides and case studies page.

Alternatively you can submit a certificate of lawfulness application.

The SHLAA

The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) is required by national planning policy, set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The SHLAA is produced by the Council following the Government Practice Guide. The SHLAA identifies a future supply of land which is suitable, available and achievable for housing over the plan period. It is not a policy document and a sites inclusion within the SHLAA does not mean that planning permission will be granted.

An assessment should:

  • identify sites and broad locations with potential for development;
  • assess their development potential;
  • assess their suitability for development and the likelihood of development coming forward (the availability and achievability).

The SHLAA was prepared annually between 2009 and 2014. The SHLAA was updated in 2017 to reflect the adoption of the Local Plan in 2015. This SHLAA has been updated again in 2021 to incorporate any new submittions and any changes to previously included sites.  

Any person can make a suggestion for a new SHLAA site, not just landowners and their agents. If you want to submit a site for the SHLAA please download a proforma template return a completed version either by email to planningpolicy@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk or by post to: Planning Policy, ESBC PO Box 8045,Burton upon Trent, DE14 9JG.

A suggestion can be made at any time of year, but the site will not be added to the published SHLAA until the next update takes place.

2021 SHLAA Reports and Proforma's

2017 SHLAA Reports and Proforma's

2014 SHLAA Reports and Proforma's

2009 to 2013 SHLAA Updates and Reports