Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment

An updated Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) has been completed to a base-date of 1 April 2016 and is available to download below.

Purpose of the SHLAA

The purpose of the SHLAA update is to identify land and buildings in the City with potential for housing development for the period 2016-2031 and to identify and assess constraints to delivery.

It has been prepared in accordance with government guidance contained in the National Planning Policy Framework and associated Planning Practice Guidance.

The SHLAA includes land that has come forward from a range of sources, including sites that have already been granted planning permission and sites that have been put forward by landowners and developers.

The 2016 Update assessment builds on the approach used for the City’s previous housing land supply assessments, base-dated (see below for further details).

How the 2016 SHLAA Update will be used

The 2016 SHLAA update will be used to help the City better understand the housing development options open to it as it prepares its new Local Plan, and to inform the allocation of specific sites for housing development.

The inclusion of a site in the SHLAA does NOT mean that the Council supports development of the site, that planning permission will be granted for development, or that it will be allocated for development in any future Local Plan.

The SHLAA is only a technical exercise to help establish the deliverability and developability of potential sites that could be allocated to meet housing targets in the future.

Existing policies that restrict development still apply even where a site is identified in the SHLAA.

Liverpool Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Reports 2008, 2012 and 2013 Updates

The original Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) Report (base date 2008) was published in March 2010.

The 2008 SHLAA Report consists of the following documents:

The Final SHLAA Update 2012 Report (August 2013) is available for download:

 The SHLAA Update 2013 Report (September 2014)  is available for download:

Housing Market Partnership

Liverpool has established a Housing Market Partnership through the production of previous SHLAA’s and a Strategic Housing Market Assessment.

We are seeking to broaden the range of organisations and increase the number of representatives involved in the Housing Market Partnership.

If you would like further information or would be interested in participating, please  contact us.