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Studies and reports relating to housing and housing land.

Strategic housing land availability assessment (SHLAA)

West of England Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)

A joint study with five other authorities (Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, South Somerset and West Wiltshire) completed in June 2009.

2013 review

Economic viability assessment affordable housing policy study

A study to undertake an informed assessment of the economic viability of the proportions of affordable housing, and the site size threshold levels, being proposed in the Core Strategy.

Review and update

New neighbourhoods delivery statement

Delivery statement

This document should be read in conjunction with the Core Strategy Sustainability Appraisal and the Infrastructure Delivery Plan.

Cribbs/Patchway update December 2011

This update reflects the change in the status of Filton Airfield.

Residential land survey

Annual survey of sites that are potentially available for housing

Other housing documents produced for the Core Strategy Examination.

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