SHLAA documents

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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 2017 reflects the adoption of the Local Plan in 2015. The SHLAA should be reviewed and updated as needed each year.

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 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.

2017 SHLAA Reports and Proforma's

2014 SHLAA Reports and Proforma's

2009 to 2013 SHLAA Updates and Reports