Housing supply (Adur)

See also:

Adur District Five Year Housing Land Supply Assessment

The revised National Planning Policy Framework (2019) introduced the Housing Delivery Test against which housing delivery will now be measured. The Housing Delivery Test measures housing delivery over the last three years against the adopted housing requirement for the same period. 

This five-year housing land supply calculation  reflects the position as at 1st April 2020. As Adur failed the Housing Delivery Test published in February 2020, the Council has applied a 20% buffer to its five year land supply calculation.

The revised five-year housing land supply calculation can be found here:

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Adur Housing Implementation Strategy 2016

This Housing Implementation Strategy was prepared to support the Adur Local Plan 2011-2032, in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (paragraph 47).

It sets out the Council's proposed approach to managing the delivery of housing over the Local Plan period 2011-2032 in order to support the housing delivery target of 3718 dwellings.

The document includes the housing trajectory, identifies the sources of housing supply for the Plan period and the five-year housing land supply position as at 1st April 2016 for housing completions and commitments and the position at 31st October 2016 for the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment.

The document has a base date of 31st October 2016.

The document can be viewed below:

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Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

What is a SHLAA?

Government guidance set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires all Councils to assess the amount of land available for housing development and publish the results in the form of a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

The primary role of the Assessment is to:

  • Identify sites with the potential for housing
  • Assess their housing potential
  • Assess when they are likely to be developed

The completed study forms part of the evidence base for Local Development Framework preparation and also the starting point for an annual monitoring of housing land availability.

A site's inclusion in the Assessment does not imply that it will be made available for housing. The SHLAA is a technical study and not a policy document. Its purpose is to identify possible housing sites and assess overall housing potential. Decisions on which sites should be brought forward for development will be determined through the Local Development Framework process.

Call for Sites 2021

The Council is now undertaking a 'Call for Sites' for housing. Landowners, developers, agents and other stakeholders with knowledge and interests in the area are now invited to either put forward potential sites for assessment, or provide any updated information on existing SHLAA sites. Sites must be capable of accommodating 5 or more dwellings (net). (The same form may be used for employment sites).

If you have a site(s) you wish to inform the Council of (or wish to make updates to information on existing sites) please complete a Site Assessment form(s) by 20th January 2022 using the form below:

Updated Methodology and Call for Sites 2020

Adur & Worthing Councils consulted on an updated methodology early in 2020. This included amendments to reflect the updated NPPF 2019 and the updated SHLAA guidance published by the Government.

Responses received, and changes made, can be viewed in Appendix 1

Adur Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Update 2020

The SHLAA will be updated as part of the Council's Annual Monitoring Report. The latest SHLAA update can be viewed below:

Adur Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Update 2019

The SHLAA will be updated annually in December as part of the Councils Annual Monitoring Report. The SHLAA 2019 Update can be viewed below:

Adur Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Update 2018

The SHLAA will be updated annually in December as part of the Councils Annual Monitoring Report. The SHLAA 2018 Update can be viewed below:

Adur Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Update 2017

The SHLAA will be updated annually in December as part of the Councils Annual Monitoring Report. The SHLAA 2017 Update can be viewed below:

Adur Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Update 2016

The SHLAA will be updated annually in December (with a 1st April base date) as part of the Council's Annual Monitoring Report.

However, the Adur Local Plan will be examined for its soundness by an independent Inspector, commencing 31st January 2017. In order to provide the most up to date position on all SHLAA sites, the Adur SHLAA 2016 Update has a base date of 31st October 2016. This document can be viewed below:

Representations received on this update are summarised here:

The full representations can also be viewed below:

Adur SHLAA 2015 Update

The SHLAA 2015 Update can be viewed below:

Adur Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2014

Following changes to the planning system at national level, a full review of the Adur SHLAA 2009 was published:

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Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) Update 2012

As part of the evidence base for the Emerging Draft Local Plan, an update was provided to reflect current circumstances on sites and to add any new sites the Council had been made aware of since the publication of the SHLAA.  This update can be viewed at the following within the Background Evidence Document.

This should be read alongside the published SHLAA 2009 (below), which formed part of the background evidence to the Draft Adur Local Plan.

Adur Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) 2009

Note: This has been superseded by, but should be read alongside, the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) Update 2012 above.

For further information about the SHLAA please contact the Planning Policy team.

SHLAA 2009 Reports and Documents

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SHLAA in the South Downs National Park

From the 1st of April 2013 the South Downs National Park Authority will directly receive all new SHLAA site submissions within its area.

The details on how to submit a SHLAA site within the South Downs National Park can be found by searching for SHLAA on the South Downs National Park Authority's website.

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Page last updated: 23 November 2021

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