Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment
Ipswich's Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment
Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council have undertaken a joint Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) as part of the evidence base for their emerging Local Plans (formerly Local Development Frameworks).
Ipswich Borough Council has now produced a final SHLAA report dated March 2010, alongside the Submission version of the Core Strategy and Policies development plan document. The final SHLAA report was informed by the draft SHLAA report dated September 2009 and the subsequent consultation on the draft report during October and November 2009.
The final SHLAA report indicates potential sites that may be suitable, available and achievable for housing development. However, inclusion of sites in the SHLAA should not be taken as an indication that they will be earmarked for development. Members of the Council will make these decisions in relation to the Development Plan Documents. The SHLAA will help to ensure that as far as possible the sites that do become allocations are really available.
Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council consulted on the methodology for this study during October and November 2008, and the final methodology document dated April 2009 together with consultation responses is available to download below.
The SHLAA methodology has been produced in accordance with the DCLG Practice Guidance published in July 2007.
Ipswich Borough Council organised a stakeholder workshop in May 2009 to discuss the emerging SHLAA and the key points raised were noted in the draft report and the final report.
The final SHLAA report is available to download below.
The draft SHLAA report is also available to download below.
Ipswich Borough Council has produced a draft update to the SHLAA report produced in March 2010, and will be engaging with developers, landowners, agents, housebuilders and statutory agencies in producing the final update throughout May 2013 for publication in June 2013.
The draft SHLAA update is available to download below.
Last Updated: Tuesday 30th April 2013