South Lakeland Local Plan: Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) - Consultation on Proposed Methodology

Closes 14 Feb 2020

Opened 8 Jan 2020

Overview

South Lakeland District Council is beginning a review of the Local Plan for South Lakeland, which applies to the areas of the district outside of the National Parks.

We are at the start of the review process and are beginning to update key pieces of evidence, including the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). A SHLAA provides an estimate of the amount of land that may be suitable, available and achievable for housing development over the Local Plan period. A SHLAA provides information and a high level assessment of sites, but does not allocate sites. You can find out more about SHLAAs in the government’s online planning practice guidance.

We are currently consulting on our draft methodology for undertaking the SHLAA and the document below sets out the approach we are planning to undertake for the study. It poses a number of questions which we are seeking your views on through this consultation.

We are also going to hold a workshop session to discuss the SHLAA methodology and to discuss feedback received in the consultation. This will take place in the afternoon of Thursday 12th March 2020 at Kendal Town Hall. Please email development.plans@southlakeland.gov.uk if you would like to attend. This session will also be an opportunity to discuss a range of housing issues relating to the Local Plan review.

Why We Are Consulting

We are consulting on the draft methodology for the SHLAA so that stakeholders have the opportunity to input and help refine the methodology before we start the study. There are a number of assumptions that need to be made in the study and we would welcome input at this early stage. The consultation will also give us the chance to meet with stakeholders to discuss the SHLAA and how it will feed into the Local Plan review.

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • South Lakeland

Audiences

  • General public
  • Stakeholder organisations
  • Expert stakeholders
  • Neighboring Authorities

Interests

  • Housing Research
  • Local Plans
  • Spatial planning