Under the National Planning Policy Framework Local Planning Authorities are required to prepare an Objective Assessment of Housing Need for the Housing Market Area in which they sit. The preparation of this is informed by strict guidelines which are designed to ensure that the report genuinely identifies the housing requirement for the Plan area to be met by the Plan.
Planning Authorities are required to demonstrate a 5 year land supply for the delivery of housing. This requirement is demonstrated via the Residential Land Availability Report which utilises the latest OAHN (May 2016) as its baseline for calculation.
Under the National Planning Policy Framework, Local Planning Authorities are required to prepare a Housing And Economic Land Availability Assessment. This identifies the future land supply which could help to deliver the objectively assessed needs identified for housing and economic development in Wyre Forest District across the plan period (2016-32). It helps the Council understand the level of growth it can plan for and where that growth could potentially go.
Blakebrook and Habberley South Ward (2,241K)
Broadwaters Ward (482K)
Foley Park and Hoobrook Ward (1,297K)
Offmore and Comberton Ward (1.039K)
Areley Kings and Riverside Ward (1,270K)
Lickhill Ward (589K)
Mitton Ward (1,929K)
Bewdley and Rock Ward (1,677K)
Wribbenhall and Arley Ward (738K)
Wyre Forest Rural Ward (2,695K)
View the Call for Sites Form (300K)
The District Council is in the early stages of developing a new Local Plan. The information gathered from the latest Call For Sites will be used to help inform the generation of growth options for the new Local Plan. An Issues & Options consultation was undertaken from 1st September until 16th October 2015.
All of the submitted sites have now been assessed, by an independent panel, as part of the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA). This technical evidence base will then help to inform the allocation of sites which will be identified at the Preferred Options stage of the Local Plan process. In order to finalise the HELAA, we will not be accepting any further potential sites after February 29th 2016.
Please note that the submission of a site does not mean that the site will be allocated for development in the Local Plan. A ‘Call for Sites’ is simply a means to establish which sites could potentially come forward for future development for the Council to consider as part of the Local Plan process.
Further updates of the 2009 SHLAA have been undertaken to reflect changes in residential permissions. Revised housing trajectories have been developed at each update. The reports need to be read in conjunction with the original SHLAA.
The SHLAA provides the evidence base to support the delivery of sufficient land to meet the District's need for more homes. The Assessment has been carried out in accordance with current government guidance. The purpose of the SHLAA is to identify possible sites for housing in the District; to assess the sites for their housing potential; and to assess when the sites could be delivered.
Consultants, GVA Grimley, have been appointed to undertake detailed viability assessments on a sample of the sites. The findings of this work are now available.
The SHMA is an assessment of housing market influences, current and future housing demand issues, impacts of past and planned housing supply and the impacts of economic and demographic changes. In 2011, the six Worcestershire Districts commissioned GVA and Edge Analytics to prepare a SHMA to cover the County.
View the Wyre Forest Overview (2923K)
A technical paper was produced in October 2012 to set out the background to the District’s housing allocations.
A Housing Implementation Strategy was also produce in October 2012 to set out how the District anticipates to deliver the housing target set out within the Adopted Core Strategy over the plan period.
A technical paper has been produced to set out the background to the settlement hierarchy within the Core Strategy.