Paragraph 159 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires that local planning authorities should prepare a strategic housing land availability assessment to establish realistic assumptions about the availability, suitability and the likely economic viability of land to meet the identified need for housing.
Paragraphs 160 and 161 of the NPPF require that the existing and future supply of land available for economic development should be assessed. It says that the review of land available for economic development should be taken at the same time as, or combined with a SHLAA.
Having regard to the above Salford City Council has produced a combined housing and economic land availability assessment (HELAA); the economic uses considered in it are offices, industry and warehousing, and retailing. This assessment identifies the potential future supply of housing and economic uses between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2035.
The HELAA report and annexes are available to download below. An interactive HELAA map shows those sites that have been considered through the assessment, and also whether they are considered to be developable or not for housing/economic uses.
The supply of new housing identified in the HELAA has informed the five-year housing land supply position covering the period between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2021.
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This page was last updated on 3 November 2016