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Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

The primary purpose of the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) - which local planning authorities are required to have - is to:

  • identify sites with the potential for housing;
  • assess how many homes they could provide; and
  • assess when they could be developed.

The assessment is an important evidence source to inform decision making on future housing development, but does not determine whether a site will be allocated for housing development. It includes a high level strategic overview assessment of the deliverability/developability of each identified site (in terms of its suitability, availability and achievability).

In-depth analysis of strategic sites takes place as part of the process of deciding which sites should be proposed for development in the Local Plan.

Basingstoke & Deane Borough prepared Version 7 of the SHLAA for the current pre submission Local Plan.  Chineham Parish Council was invited to provide feedback on a previous version; there have not been public consultations on subsequent versions.  Chineham Parish Council's earlier feedback can be viewed here.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council's Planning and Infrastructure Overview and Scrutiny Committee (P&I OSCOM) considered suggested sites and locations for possible development in the Borough up to 2029 as part of the Pre Submission Local Plan preparations.