Call for Sites

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The Government requires Local Planning Authorities to conduct a Call for Sites exercise as a key component of the Strategic Land Availability Assessment (SLAA) to inform policies in the new Local Plan for housing, employment and other uses.

The Borough Council responded by undertaking an exercise between April 2014 and 1st September 2015.

The final assessments are now available.

Please note:

  • This is not an assessment of whether sites will be allocated for future uses in the new Local Plan or developed either in whole or in part. It is a technical exercise that the Local Planning Authority is required to do as part of the Local Plan evidence base.
  • The yields are a simple, overall estimation at an indicative density of 30 dwellings per hectare. In the event of a site being allocated in the Local Plan, the actual developable area and density of development will have to take local policy considerations, character and the need for supporting infrastructure into account and as a result yields may be lower.
  • Public consultation on the Local Plan: The Way Forward is open and concludes on Friday 25th November 2016 . Please see our website for further information and updates.

Thank you for taking the time to read this explanatory text.

View the Final Sites Assessments of the Call for Sites submissions.