The Borough Council is required to maintain up-to-date information regarding the number and whereabouts of housing sites across Erewash. Paragraph 67 of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) encourages this to be achieved through the production of a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).
A SHLAA represents one of the most important elements of a council’s housing evidence base. It plays a primary role in assessing whether sufficient land exists to meet a continuous five-year supply of deliverable housing land – a requirement of Paragraph 67(c) of the NPPF. Additionally, the SHLAA is also important in demonstrating whether sufficient land is in place to assist a council meet its longer-term growth requirements which are typically established through a Local Plan’s housing policies.
The previous Erewash SHLAA was published in 2014. Further information about the 2014 work can be found here.
Given the period elapsing since the previous SHLAA’s publication, the 2018 work represents a step towards reinstating this exercise back to being undertaken on an annual basis. It is envisaged that a more comprehensive SHLAA, particularly in terms of the scope of reviewing opportunity sites, will be conducted in 2019. This will tie in with the commencement of work to replace the current Local Plan as shown through the Council’s Local Development Scheme (LDS).
We now welcome submissions promoting potential housing opportunities. Should you wish to submit details for Planning Officers to assess, we strongly recommended that you use the Call for Sites form accessed below as this assists us to processing site submissions more speedily whilst also helping to ensure greater consistency across the information sent to us.
Our Call for Sites period ran from Wednesday 19 September to Wednesday 17 October 2018. Submissions received after this date will not be assessed, although with the submitter’s agreement, details will be remain stored on file until next year’s SHLAA - at which point they will be assessed as part of the 2019 exercise. More information on how we use your information can be found in the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Statement accessed below. ** Please note, our Call for Sites period has now ended. We are presently working on our SHLAA 2019 which will be released in due course. **
Any queries should be directed to the Planning Policy section.