Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment

The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) considers the amount of land that is available for housing development, with particular emphasis on demonstrating that there is sufficient land available to meet future housing targets.

The inclusion of a site in the SHLAA does not guarantee that planning permission for development will be forthcoming there, nor does the exclusion of a site from the SHLAA imply that a site cannot be developed.

Sites included in the SHLAA have been promoted by landowners and others for the Council to consider. They are not Council proposals. The Council has assessed each of the sites in the SHLAA to determine whether they are suitable, available and achievable for development. The formal process for choosing which of these sites are allocated for development is the Local Plan.

SHLAA Updates can be found below.

It has come to light that one site (Site 50, Land north of Lower Road, Breachwood Green, King's Walden) was accidentally omitted from the 2011 SHLAA. The correction paper below should therefore be read alongside the original document.

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Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2014 Update 5.06 MB
2013 SHLAA Update Main Report and appendices 1-2999.84 KB
2013 SHLAA Update Appendix 3 part 1 (Site maps for Ashwell, Baldock, Barkway, Barley, Clothall, Codicote and Graveley) 3.62 MB
2013 SHLAA Update Appendix 3 part 2 (Site maps for Hitchin, Ickleford and Kimpton)4.52 MB
2013 SHLAA Update Appendix 3 part 3 (Site maps for King's Walden / Breachwood Green, Knebworth, Letchworth Garden City and edge 4.42 MB
2013 SHLAA Update Appendix 3 part 4 (Site maps for Nuthampstead, Offley, Pirton, Preston, Reed, Royston, Sandon and St Ippolyts)3.78 MB
2013 SHLAA Update Appendix 3 part 5 (Site maps for St Paul's Walden / Whitwell, edges of Stevenage / Rush Green, Therfield, West4.52 MB
December 2012 SHLAA Main Report and appendices 1-2903.96 KB
December 2012 SHLAA Appendix 3 part 1 (Site maps Ashwell to Knebworth)8.54 MB
December 2012 SHLAA Appendix 3 part 2 (Site maps Letchworth to Wymondley)8.25 MB
December 2012 SHLAA Appendix 4: Maps of Possible Strategic Sites and Appendix 5: Schedule of current planning permissions4.23 MB
November 2011 SHLAA Main Report and appendices 1-2745.19 KB
November 2011 SHLAA Appendices 3-43.21 MB
November 2011 SHLAA Correction299.64 KB
December 2010 SHLAA Update Main Report and appendices 1-21.07 MB
December 2010 SHLAA Update Appendix 3 part 1 (Site maps Ashwell to Knebworth)4.68 MB
December 2010 SHLAA Update Appendix 3 part 2 (Site maps Letchworth Garden City to Wymondley)4.72 MB
December 2009 SHLAA Update Main Report Chapters 1-4544.48 KB
December 2009 SHLAA Update Main Report Chapter 5 (Stevenage)5.32 MB
December 2009 SHLAA Update Main Report Chapter 6 (Urban extensions to Stevenage)1.19 MB
December 2009 SHLAA Update Main Report Chapter 7 (Sites elsewhere in North Hertfordshire)1.19 MB
December 2009 SHLAA Update Main Report Chapters 8-101.69 MB
December 2009 SHLAA Update Appendices 1-6198.08 KB
December 2009 SHLAA Update Appendix 7 part 1 (Site maps Ashwell to Knebworth)5.88 MB
December 2009 SHLAA Update Appendix 7 part 2 (Site maps Letchworth Garden City to Wymondley)4.34 MB
December 2009 SHLAA Update Appendices 8-9201.25 KB
September 2008 SHLAA Main Report September 20086.4 MB
September 2008 SHLAA Appendix 1: Draft methodology March 2008257.39 KB
September 2008 SHLAA Appendix 2: Consultation responses232.79 KB
September 2008 SHLAA Appendix 3: Permitted Housing Supply243.89 KB
September 2008 SHLAA Appendix 4: Stevenage site forms (part 1)5.71 MB
September 2008 SHLAA Appendix 4: Stevenage site forms (part 2)5.38 MB
September 2008 SHLAA Appendix 4: Stevenage site forms (part 3)5.7 MB
September 2008 SHLAA Appendix 4: Stevenage site forms (part 4)5.18 MB
September 2008 SHLAA Appendix 5: Stevenage site appraisal428.66 KB
September 2008 SHLAA Appendix 6: Urban extensions to Stevenage site forms2.26 MB
September 2008 SHLAA Appendix 7: Urban extensions to Stevenage site appraisal218.33 KB
September 2008 SHLAA Appendix 8: Rest of North Hertfordshire site forms (part 1)4.34 MB
September 2008 SHLAA Appendix 8: Rest of North Hertfordshire site forms (part 2)4.34 MB
September 2008 SHLAA Appendix 9: Rest of North Hertfordshire site appraisals286.91 KB