Housing monitoring

Explains what the strategic housing land availability assessment is and how to access it, whether the council has a 5-year supply of housing land, and details of the council's brownfield register.

How is housing development monitored in the East Riding?

Housing development, and the land available for new housing, is monitored annually through the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). Some of the data used in the SHLAA also informs the Annual Monitoring Report.

Does the council have a 5-year supply of deliverable housing sites?

Yes. The council is able to demonstrate a supply of deliverable sites equivalent to 5.4 years through the latest Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) (see below). This requirement is in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework, which requires local planning authorities to :

"...identify and update annually a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide five years worth of housing against their housing requirements with an additional buffer of 5% (moved forward from later in the plan period) to ensure choice and competition in the market for land. Where there has been a record of persistent under delivery of housing, local planning authorities should increase the buffer to 20% (moved forward from later in the plan period) to provide a realistic prospect of achieving the planned supply and to ensure choice and competition in the market for land;" (paragraph 47, NPPF)

Recent appeal decisions (March, August and November 2017) have also confirmed that the council has a 5-year supply.

What is the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)?

The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment, or SHLAA, is an extensive survey of existing and potential housing sites in the East Riding. It forms part of the evidence base for the Local Plan, particularly the Strategy Document and the Allocations Document.

Please note: that the SHLAA does not allocate sites for development, nor does it create new policy.

Its purpose is to assess the potential supply of housing land to meet a 5 year supply of housing. It does this by considering how much housing is likely to come forward in the next 5 years and whether or not this is likely to be sufficient to meet the needs of the East Riding.

The SHLAA also provides a brief assessment of sites which could be delivered over the longer term. However, for sites to be included in a Local Plan, they would be subject to public consultation and further assessment.

Can I view the latest Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) online?

The latest SHLAA, showing the position at April 2017, is available to view below and sets out:

  • what the previous levels of housing development have been
  • what the future requirement for housing is
  • how the assessed sites were identified
  • how the sites were assessed
  • the existing supply of housing land
  • the future supply of housing.

SHLAA Report 2017 (pdf 851kb opens in new window)

It sets out the position as at April 2017 and incorporates an assessment of those sites identified in the Local Plan.

Appendix B – Settlement maps and site assessments

Appendix B provides details on all the sites assessed as part of the SHLAA report. These are set out in the table below: 

Which settlements and sites are included in the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)?

The settlements selected for consideration in the SHLAA are identified in the Local Plan (Strategy Document) as suitable locations for some form of housing development. The SHLAA also details large sites (5 or more dwellings) with planning permission in these and other settlements.

Will the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) be updated?

Yes. The SHLAA is updated annually. The next update will provide the housing and land supply position as of 1 April 2018.  

Where can I view reports from previous years?

The SHLAA Final Reports and accompanying Cabinet Reports from previous years are available to view below.

SHLAA Report 2016 (1.6mb opens in new window)

SHLAA Report 2015 (pdf 697kb opens in new window)

SHLAA Report 2014 (pdf 1.69mb opens in new window)

SHLAA Report 2013 (pdf 2.17mb opens in new window)

SHLAA Final report 2012 (pdf 740kb opens in new window)

The appendices, which include maps and details on specific sites are available on request from the forward planning team.

What is the Brownfield Register?

A Brownfield Register is a schedule of brownfield sites (also known as 'previously developed land') that are suitable for housing. To be considered for inclusion on the register, sites must meet the following criteria:

  • Available - sites should be deliverable or developable. Deliverable sites are those that offer a suitable location for housing now, and offer a realistic prospect of being under construction in the next five years. Developable sites are those sites likely to come forward later on (e.g. between six to ten years).
  • Capable of supporting five or more dwellings or more than 0.25 hectares in size.
  • Capable of development - sites should be free from constraints or, where there are constraints, these can be suitably mitigated.

The register includes sites with and without planning permission, and is largely informed by the SHLAA (see above). There are two parts to the register. Part 1 comprises those sites that meet the criteria listed above. Part 2 includes sites where the council has granted 'permission in principle' for housing development (see below). The register is presented in two different formats below, and is accompanied by a series of maps identifying their extents and locations. An ESRI 'shapefile' is available for viewing the sites in GIS programmes (e.g. ESRI ArcMap).

East Riding Brownfield Register (excel 54kb opens in new window)

East Riding Brownfield Register (csv 49kb opens in new window)

East Riding Brownfield Register - maps of sites (pdf 9.7mb opens in new window)

East Riding Brownfield Register - ESRI shapefile for GIS (zip 60kb opens in new window)

Part 2 - Permission in principle

Part 2 of a brownfield land register is a subset of Part 1. The council has identified three sites for includion on Part 2 of the Register. Following a period of consultation and consideration of all the relevant planning issues, 'permission in principle' has been granted on the sites listed below. Permission in principlpe is a new form of planning permission that seeks to agree the use and sclae of housing proposed. A further, more detailed permission would be required before any development could start.

Further details on the individual sites and the permission in principle process can be viewed on the council's Public Access website. Please use the reference numbers set out above.

Public Access (external East RIding website)

2016 Brownfield Register pilot

The council was one of a number of pilot authorities selected to prepare a Brownfield Register in 2016. Details from the 2016 version of the Register are set out below.

East Riding Brownfield Register (excel 30kb opens in new window)

East Riding Brownfield Register (csv 34kb opens in new window)

East Riding Brownfield Register - maps of sites (pdf 11mb opens in new window)

East Riding Brownfield Register - ESRI shapefile for GIS (zip 26kb opens in new window)

During the pilot phase, a number of sites were submitted to us for inclusion in the Register. Some of these were rejected on the basis that they do not meet the criteria. The spreadsheet below lists these sites and the reason(s) for their exclusion from the Register.

Sites not included on the Brownfield Register (excel 15kb opens in new window)

Can I submit a site for inclusion in the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and Brownfield Register?

Yes. You can submit a site for inclusion in the SHLAA using the contact details below. If your site is a suitable brownfield site, it will automatically be added to the Brownfield Register in future versions. When submitting a site, please include an address and a map of the suitable scale showing its location and extent, as well as the current/former use for brownfield sites. The SHLAA and Brownfield Register will be published annually. You can also complete the form below and return it to us.

Local Plan/SHLAA Land Bid Form (word 70kb opens in new window)

Forward Planning
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
HU17 9BA

Email: forward.planning@eastriding.gov.uk