Paragraph 47 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires all local planning authorities to identify and update annually a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide five years’ worth of housing against their housing requirements. This is addressed by the production of a SHLAA enabling the Borough Council to establish if sufficient deliverable housing land exists within Erewash.
The SHLAA does not decide where housing should be built, nor determine which sites must be allocated. It identifies sites which have the potential to be developed as housing should each be assessed as ‘suitable’, ‘available’ and ‘achievable’. A site’s positive assessment through the Erewash SHLAA should not be taken as a guarantee of a) being appropriate to form an allocation in a Local Plan, or b) the granting of planning permission. Each application for new housing is always assessed on its own merits.
Erewash’s most recent SHLAA was its 2014 version, although the 2012 work can also be accessed below. Both the ‘long list’ of site assessments and the electronic mapping helping to locate each site can be accessed through the links below. The mapping link will take you to the Borough Council’s GIS portal, and you will need to click the SHLAA 2014 (or 2012) box on the left-hand side to make all sites assessed as part of the work appear on screen.
The Planning Policy section is always receptive to receiving details of sites which landowners/agents/developers wish to see included by the Borough Council in its future SHLAA and land supply-themed documents. Should you wish to make us aware of land which you believe has potential to support new housing development then please submit information electronically (ideally including ownership details and a plan) to email@example.com or by post to Planning Policy, Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 1HU.
5-Year Housing Land Supply:
As mentioned above, the NPPF requires the Borough Council to demonstrate a 5-year supply of deliverable housing land against its objective assessed housing requirement – which is supplemented by an appropriate buffer of either 5 per cent, or 20 per cent where the Council has experienced ‘persistent under-delivery’ of housing.
The Borough Council has produced a document which demonstrates the extent to which commitments and future development sites identified in the Council's Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) contribute to a rolling five year supply of deliverable land for housing in Erewash.
After thorough local assessment work, the Council can indeed demonstrate that it has a 5 year land supply of housing land. Further details can be found in the document below:
In keeping with NPPF advice, the Borough Council will be revisiting its work on land supply during autumn 2017 to ensure it is considered up-to-date. The new statutory requirement to publish a Brownfield Land Register by the end of 2017 requires information concerning Erewash’s eligible stock of brownfield sites with housing potential to be revisited prior to being formally added to the Register. Work to review circumstances for non-brownfield development sites will also be undertaken at the same time in order to provide a comprehensive view of the Council’s current land supply position.