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Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

Allerdale Borough Council has undertaken a review of its Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) document. This document identifies future housing capacity within the part of the borough that lies outside of the Lake District National Park and will be used as an evidence base document to support the emerging Local Plan.

The review has taken account of changes which have occurred to housing supply since publication (for example, new permissions and dwelling completions). It also factors in new sites and factual updates brought to the Council’s attention during the consultation.

The SHLAA identifies those sites that are considered available, suitable and achievable for housing development. These sites have been categorised as either ‘deliverable’ or ‘developable’:

  • Deliverable sites are those that do not possess any significant constraints and/or uncertainties and are considered to have a realistic prospect of having housing delivered on the site within five years.
  • Developable sites are those that are also considered suitable for housing but are subject to constraints and/or uncertainties that means that although the site could be viably developed for housing, this likely to be in the longer terms, possibly within a six to 15 year timescale.

Two further documents have also been prepared:

  • The Discarded Sites Document identifies those sites that are located within settlements identified in the emerging local plan but have been discarded from the SHLAA. The reasons for individuals sites being discarded are set out in the document.
  • The Discarded Sites:Outside Defined Settlements Document identifies those sites that are located outside those settlements identified in the emerging local plan and are therefore considered to be located in the open countryside. These sites have been discarded from the SHLAA on this basis.

You can also use the search facility to search for deliverable, developable and discarded SHLAA sites in your area.

Downloadable Documents

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