Land Availability Assessment (LAA)

The LAA:

  • identifies land with potential for development for housing and employment uses

  • assesses the land's potential capacity

  • assesses when a site is likely to be developed

This LAA replaces the Land Availability Assessment (2016) and the 2017 LAA Addendum. It includes new sites and updates the capacity and phasing of a number of the sites within the previous LAA. It also removes sites that are no longer available for future development, for example if they now have planning permission. The LAA (2017) also provides an updated Housing Trajectory as at 1 October 2017. An addendum has been prepared to support the Main Modifications which have been made to the Submission Local Plan. It includes new and deleted sites, and provides an update on the capacity of sites. It also includes an updated housing trajectory as at 1 April 2018 and demonstrates the rolling five year housing land supply position as a result of the new Local Plan.

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

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. View further information on the Traveller Accommodation Assessment.

Last updated: 10 December 2018 15:24 PM