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Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment and Brownfield Register


Find out about our Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and Brownfield Land Register and how we develop this.

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

The SHLAA is a study to identify sites within County Durham which have the potential for housing development - its primary role is to:

  • identify available sites
  • assess the housing potential of each site
  • assess when these sites are likely to be developed

The SHLAA is an essential part of the evidence base for the County Durham Plan by showing that sufficient suitable, available and achievable land is in place for housing over the plan period.

The 2019 version of the SHLAA is available on our CDP: evidence base or online:

Brownfield Land Register 

We have prepared a register of sites which are considered potentially suitable for housing, or housing-led, development and have been previously developed upon. 

Sites which go on the register need to be:

  • The right size - over 0.2 hectares.
  • Suitable - capable of accommodating development (any problems can be mitigated).
  • Achievable -  they can be developed within the next 15 years.
  • Available - the owners have expressed an intention to develop the site.

The register is linked to the SHLAA and is updated on an annual basis, at the same time as the SHLAA updates.  Please contact us for details and to submit sites for consideration on the register.

The register is available in comma separated variable (CSV) format, and shows a number of columns of data which are explained in the table below:

Column

Field Name

Explanation

A

OrganisationURI

The uniform resource identifier "URI" of the local authority

B

OrganisationLabel

The name of the local authority

C

SiteReference

The local authority's own reference for the land

D

PreviouslyPartOf

Whether the site has been previously part of another piece of land

E

SiteNameAddress

The name and address of the land

F

SiteplanURL

Link to a plan which identifies the land

G

CoordinateReferenceSystem

Location co-ordinates to identify a point on the land expressed as an east/west component and a north/south component

H

GeoX

The co-ordinate reference system used for paragraph

I

GeoY

The co-ordinate reference system used for paragraph

J

Hectares

The area of the land in hectares

K

OwnershipStatus

The ownership status of the land where it is known (i.e. 'owned by the local authority', mixed ownership', etc.)

L

Deliverable

Where land is "deliverable" there is a reasonable prospect that residential development will take place on the land within 5 years beginning with the entry date

M

PlanningStatus

The planning status of land (i.e. it is 'permissioned', 'pending decisions', etc.)

N

PermissionType

The type of permission granted or deemed to have been granted

O

PermissionDate

The date that such permission was granted or deemed to have been granted

P

PlanningHistory

Link to relevant planning history

Q

ProposedForPIP

Whether the site has been proposed for Permission in Principle

R

MinNetDwellings

The minimum net number of dwellings which, in the authority's opinion, the land is capable of supporting

S

DevelopmentDescription

A description of the development

T

NonHousingDevelopment

Where the development includes non-housing development, the scale of any such development and the use to which it is to be put

U

Part2

Where development is granted Permission in Principle it will be entered on to Part 2 of the Brownfield Land Register

V

NetDwellingsRangeFrom

The minimum net number of ‎dwellings, given as a range, which, in the authority's opinion, the land is capable of supporting

W

NetDwellingsRangeTo

The maximum net number of ‎dwellings, given as a range, which, in the authority's opinion, the land is capable of supporting

X

HazardousSubstances

Information required by the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2015(1) where—

(a)‎development of that land would, in the opinion of the local planning authority, be a ‎relevant project for the purpose of that regulation; and

(b)the local planning authority is the competent authority for the purpose of that regulation

 

Y

SiteInformation

Further planning details for the site

Z

Notes

Note such as whether there are heritage issues, etc.

AA

FirstAddedDate

The date that the land was first entered in the register

AB

LastUpdatedDate

Where applicable, the date that information about the land was last updated in the register

The Icon for csv Brownfield Land Register (CSV, 23.7kb)  was last updated in December 2020.  You can also view sites using our mapping tool below.

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