Land Availability Assessment

The Land Availability Assessment (LAA) 2016 has replaced the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) (2014)

The LAA:

  • identifies land with potential for housing and employment development
  • assesses the land's potential
  • assesses when a site is likely to be developed when published

View further information on the Land Availability Assessment (LAA) and SHLAA.

Strategic Housing Market Assessment

We are required to produce a Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) in order to have a better understanding of our housing needs. We work with our neighbours when producing it, as housing market areas often span multiple local council areas. Our housing market area covers Guildford, Waverley and Woking borough councils. The SHMA will help inform our new Local Plan by helping us understand how many homes we need and what type. View further information on the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA).

Traveller Accommodation Assessment

The Travellers' Accommodation Assessment identifies the number of pitches for Gypsies and Travellers and plots for Travelling Showpeople that are needed within our borough. For planning purposes Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople, are collectively referred to as travellers.To assess our travellers' accommodation needs we have followed the guidance set out in the Surrey-wide methodology on preparing travellers' accommodation assessments. By following this methodology it helps us to compare the findings of our assessment with others across the county. View further information on the Traveller Accommodation Assessment.

Last updated: 13 December 2016 15:57 PM