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Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)

The purpose of the HELAA is to identify a future supply of land which is suitable, available and achievable for housing and economic development uses over the plan period. The assessment will look at sites from a variety of sources including call for site submissions, council owned land and sites identified by the Urban Living Report. When complete, the HELAA will provide a key part of the evidence base that will help inform the process of identifying sites for allocation within the emerging Local Plan. For more detailed information regarding the HELAA process, please refer to the GOV.UK housing and economic land availability assessment guidance. 

As part of the first stage of the HELAA process, the Council has collated a “long list of sites” that will be assessed for development potential over the coming months. These can be viewed at the online map link below.

It should be noted that, at this stage, the council has not come to any view about the potential suitability or deliverability of any of the sites identified on the online mapping. Site assessment work to identify development potential will be undertaken over the coming months. Once this assessment work is complete, sites that are considered to have potential for development will be subject to public consultation in 2019.

The Long List of Sites are available to view on the online map of sites.

A technical note has been prepared which outlines our proposed approach to identifying the “long list of sites”. This can be viewed below:

A draft HELAA methodology statement which explains how the sites will be assessed is available to view below:

An evidence based study undertake by Nash Partnership relating to the urban areas of South Gloucestershire is available below:

As well as the online map the council has produced an Excel list of all the sites which is available below:



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