Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
The Council’s 2012 Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) was published in May 2013 following a period of public consultation between 28th February and 28th March 2013. The 2012 SHLAA reports the position as at 1st April 2012 and comprehensively updates the 2011 assessment by reviewing the conclusions previously reached for sites already within the SHLAA process before arriving at conclusions for those new sites which have emerged post completion of the 2011 assessment. The Council prepares its SHLAA alongside those for Halton Borough Council and St. Helens Council, to reflect the Mid-Mersey Housing Market Area.
The SHLAA is reviewed on an annual basis. Each review presents an opportunity for additional sites to be considered and the methodology and approach to the assessment to be revisited. Work will now commence on progressing the 2013 SHLAA, further updates on which will be made available from the local planning framework latest news page.
With regards to the 2012 assessment, the completed SHLAA, supporting maps, site assessments and consultation response schedule (a report of all representations received and amendments made), are available to view/download at the following link:
Previous years assessments can be accessed via the 'download' link at the foot of this page.