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Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

Local Planning Authorities are required under national planning policy to carry out a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

The SHLAA is an audit of available land for potential housing development, acting as a key evidence base to support the delivery of sufficient land for housing.

Dudley MBC published its first SHLAA in March 2010 to support the Black Country Core Strategy (adopted February 2011).  As required by the National Planning Policy Framework, the SHLAA is not a static document and needs updating periodically, to inform the Borough’s housing land supply and trajectory.  A copy of Dudley’s SHLAA update for monitoring year 2015/2016 (1st April 2015-31st March 2016) is available to view and download below.

The SHLAA provides an important evidence base for emerging documents within the Council’s Local Plan.

Examples of housing development in Dudley Borough
A collage of images showing different examples of new housing development in Dudley Borough

Contact Details

  • Name Planning Help Desk
  • Address Strategic Planning and Historic Environment, Planning and Economic Development, Directorate of Place, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HL
  • Telephone 01384 814136