Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

The SHLAA is a catalogue of sites within the borough (gathered through a number of sources) which are assessed on their ability to accommodate housing and the timescale at which housing delivery may be achieved.

The SHLAA is a key piece of evidence used to inform the choices of sites to consider for allocation. The assessment of each site is made irrespective of the level of housing provision that is needed (i.e. there are more sites in the SHLAA than needed to meet the housing requirement). Therefore the inclusion of any site in the SHLAA does not guarantee that either planning permission will be granted or that the site will be allocated for residential development.

Broxtowe has worked in partnership with neighbouring Councils in Greater Nottingham to produce a joint SHLAA Methodology, this can be found on the Greater Nottingham Partnership Evidence Base webpage (Opens in New Window), to ensure a consistent approach and to clearly justify any assumptions used. The methodology has been used to prepare the SHLAA and will be used for future updates.

As a part of maintaining and updating the SHLAA database, the Council is now inviting submissions of sites which could be suitable for residential development. If you own a site which you would like to be considered and assessed by the Council as a part of Broxtowe’s SHLAA review, please complete the below Call for Sites form and send it to

SHLAA Reports:

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Joint Methodology Report for Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessments (SHLAAs): Appendix A: Supporting evidence for Broxtowe Borough Council(.pdf)(191KB)(Opens in New Window) (Opens in a New Window).

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