SHLAA renewed call for potential housing sites 2013

STRATEGIC HOUSING LAND AVAILABILITY ASSESSMENT (SHLAA)  CALL FOR POTENTIAL HOUSING SITES UPDATE – 18th January to 14th March 2013


The Council is currently updating its existing SHLAA, published in March 2010. The purpose of the SHLAA is to provide up-to-date information on land that might have the potential to deliver housing development within the parts of the District lying outside of the Exmoor National Park. The results of the study will provide a significant evidence input into the Council’s new Local Plan, which will replace the existing West Somerset District Local Plan of April 2006.

Further details of the Call for Potential Housing Sites, including a copy of the site submission pro-forma and explanatory covering letter, can be downloaded from the 'related documents' section on the right hand side of this page.

All new sites identified through this process will be collated together with remaining available sites from the original 2010 SHLAA and will be assessed by the Council in terms of deliverability and developability. This will be undertaken following the approach set out in the Taunton & South Somerset Housing Market Area SHLAA Methodology which can be viewed at the Council’s offices in Williton and Minehead or on the Council’s web-site.

It is important to note that the SHLAA does not form Council policy but is a technical study helping to assess potential future housing supply. It may influence and/or facilitate the allocation of strategic housing sites in the emerging Local Plan to 2032 for which adoption is anticipated during 2015.  The revised SHLAA will not indicate a commitment to the development of any site for housing or that planning permission would be granted should an application be submitted for housing development.

Last updated 24th February 2014.