Strategic Land Availability Assessment

It is a requirement for Local Planning Authorities to produce a Strategic Land Availability Assessment (SLAA), which was previously referred to as a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). The SLAA document identifies parcels of land and assesses their suitability, availability and viability for residential, economic and other uses to meet Surrey Heath’s needs over a 15 year period.

The SLAA does not make decisions about which sites should be allocated for development. Rather, it provides evidence about potential sites so that the Council can demonstrate whether there is adequate provision for the amount of new housing and other uses that must be planned for. The SLAA is therefore a technical document and is not stating policy. It does not allocate land.

SLAA 2016

The 2016 SLAA report and its appendices are available to view below.

SLAA 2016 Site Lists and Assessments by Local Area (please note there are no sites located in the Lightwater Local Area in this SLAA):

Further appendices

Previous Version of the SHLAA

The 2014 SHLAA documents are below: