SHELAA Review 2019

If you own land that has development possibilities, you may wish to read the following TVBC solicitation

Test Valley Borough Council is issuing a Call for Sites as part of its review of the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA). As a requirement of the National Planning Policy Framework, the SHELAA is a technical document which provides information on sites for potential housing, economic development, Gypsy and Travelling Showpeople, Self-Build housing etc. in relation to their suitability, availability and achievability.

The reasons for undertaking this exercise are:
1)         The SHELAA will help to inform future planning documents i.e. Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plans
2)         The SHELAA will also provide the basis for calculating the five year deliverable housing land supply position.
3)         The information submitted as part of the Call for Sites will continue to help identify Brownfield Sites to be placed on the ‘Brownfield Register’ which the Council must legally prepare.

As part of the SHELAA review, the Council has contacted existing site promoters who have previously submitted land to the Council in 2017, should existing site promoters wish to continue promoting previously submitted sites, they are requested to reply to the email which has already been sent out and complete the attached pro-forma; there is no requirement to resubmit sites afresh. If we do not receive a reply from existing site promoters, we will assume that the site in question is no longer to be promoted for development and it will not be included in the SHELAA review.

This review is being conducted to ensure that previously promoted sites are still available and deliverable as well as having the latest up to date information. This is also an opportunity for land owners to promote any new sites for consideration.

The SHELAA only identifies sites which have been promoted to the Council, it does not allocate sites. The inclusion of the site in the SHELAA does not imply that the Council would necessarily grant planning permission.

All promoted sites will be made publically available. Individual personal details and land ownership details will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Details of the SHELAA review and a site submission form for new sites are available on the Council’s website

With regards to residential and economic uses, the Council will accept sites for a net gain of 5 or more dwellings and sites that are 0.25ha (or likely to provide at least 500m² of economic floor space) and above.

The 8 week period will run from Friday 6th September, the closing date for any submissions are noon Friday 1st November 2019.

Please return the Submission Form:

By email to:


By post to:
Planning Policy Team
Test Valley Borough Council
Beech Hurst
Weyhill Road
SP10 3AJ

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