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Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA)

The Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) is an essential piece of evidence which is required to support the Local Plan process. It is a technical assessment which considers the availability, suitability and achievability of land in the District for possible development. The assessment does not in itself determine whether a site should be allocated for development but is used to aid the Local Plan making process. The SHELAA is not a statement of Council planning policy.

The Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) Report is currently being finalised. It will be published as soon as it is finalised. Please note that sites submitted after 12 May 2017 will not be included within this report. The council is unable to provide any information about specific sites that have been submitted to the SHELAA prior to the publication of the final report. Previous SHLAA work can be viewed here.

Submitting Sites

If you are considering submitting a new site, please complete the SHELAA New Site Form (pdf) and as soon as possible return it to shelaa@wealden.gov.uk or using the contact details at the bottom of the page. If you wish to provide additional information for a site you have previously submitted please complete the SHELAA Review Form (pdf). Sites will then be assessed in accordance with the SHELAA Methodology (pdf).

Contact the Planning Policy Team