Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) is an important study that underpins the Core Strategy. The purpose of the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) is to undertake a comprehensive review of housing land availability within the District, and to identify sufficient sites to provide a 5, 10 and 15 year supply of housing.
Click here to see a list of sites that have been submitted to the City Council for consideration under this process. The sites are arranged by area – Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable and Rural. The rural sites have been arranged alphabetically by village.
An initial assessment of the sites has been carried out and some sites have been discounted on national policy and sustainability grounds. Further information on sites, together with a covering report, is available from the Council’s website www.canterbury.gov.uk/planningpolicy
Click on the SHLAA reference to display the site on the plan.
Adopted Local Plan 2006 and Saved Policies
It should be noted that the Secretary of State has issued a direction to the City Council in relation to "saved" policies and this should be read in conjunction with the Local Plan. The policies that have NOT been saved are as follows:
- H3 (Managed approach to the release of housing)
- H5 (Provision of social & physical infrastructure for development of 5 or more dwellings)
- H8 (Gypsy & Traveller accommodation)
- ED4 (Community Plan for Hersden)
- TC9 (Cultural development at edge of town centres)
- TC19 (Proposals that strengthen the characteristics of the City)
- TC22 (SERCO nursery and filling station mixed use allocation)
- TC23 (Business and leisure proposals, Whitstable town centre)
- TC24 (Mixed use allocations, Whitstable)
- C17 (Needs of primary and secondary schools)
- C23 (Extension of Institutions onto undeveloped land)
- C33 (Development on previously-developed land in flood risk areas)
- C34 (Plenty Brook flood alleviation measures)
Please note an area on inset 4 is also covered by the Herne Bay Area Action Plan, submitted to Government 13th August 2009. For further details please visit http://www.canterbury.gov.uk/connectinghernebay