Local Plan Review - Evidence Base

The Solihull Local Plan Review is building on the evidence base used to support the adopted Local Plan (2013).

Sustainability Appraisal

An Interim Sustainability Appraisal of the Local Plan Review was undertaken at the Scope, Issues & Options stage. A Scoping Report on the Draft Local Plan Review has been consulted upon and a Sustainability Appraisal of the Draft Local Plan Review has been completed. The Site Appraisal proforma are in a separate Appendix C.

Call for sites

The Council launched a ‘Call for Sites’ exercise in November 2015 alongside the Scope, Issues and Options consultation. This helps to identify what land may be available to accommodate the Borough’s needs.

A schedule and map were published in May 2016 that included all the submissions that had been received by 13 May 2016.

It is not unusual that the Council continues to receive further submissions, and the consultation on the Draft Local Plan triggered a fresh round of submissions. The Council has therefore published an updated schedule and map that now also contains submissions made between 14 May 2016 and 31 July 2017.

The Council has also sought submissions to enable it to compile its first Brownfield Land Register (BLR).

SHELAA (Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment)

The Call for Sites exercise has been used to inform the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA). All of the submissions that were received by 13 May 2016 were forwarded to the consultants carrying out the SHELAA on the Council’s behalf.

The SHELAA is a high level technical document that has informed the site selection process.

Should any further site submissions be received, these will be retained for review as part of any future update to the SHELAA that may take place.

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