Strategic housing and economic land availability assessment (SHELAA)

As part of the evidence base to support the Local Plan, the Council has to prepare a strategic housing and economic land availability assessment (SHELAA) which assesses the potential suitability of land within the District for housing and economic development.

Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) Update

The Council is now updating its SHELAA and as part of this process undertook a ‘call for sites’ exercise in September/October 2018, whereby landowners and others including Town and Parish Councils were invited to put forward sites they considered potentially suitable for housing, travelling communities or commercial development such as employment/retail, for the Council to assess.

The 'call for sites' has now concluded however if you have a site(s) that you would like the Council to consider as part of the SHELAA process please contact the Planning Policy team at planning.policy@westoxon.gov.uk or on 01993 861693 to discuss this with an officer.

We are currently working to assess those sites submitted through the call for sites and it is anticipated that the SHELAA update will be published in summer 2019.

Previous land availability assessments

Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) 2016

The Council’s most recent SHELAA was published in December 2016 in support of the proposed changes to the Local Plan.

This included sites that were submitted to the Council through the ‘Call for Sites’ from January to February 2016, sites previously known to the Council and sites identified by the Council itself.

For further information about the SHELAA assessment, the findings and methodology please view the following documents:  

Pre-2016

For details of earlier SHLAA reports and methodology please view the following documents:

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