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Adopted Local Plan Evidence Base - Housing

Evidence predating preparation of the Local Plan Review

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) Updates

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.

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) Update 2015 (289K)

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) Update 2014 (799Kb)

View the updated SHLAA (1st April 2013) (752K)

View the updated SHLAA (1st April 2012) (3,071K)

View the updated SHLAA (1st April 2010) (11.1MB)

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)(2009)

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.

View the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Report (3,900K)

View the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment site location maps (5,286K)

View the Site Assessment Sheets for all sites under construction as at April 1st 2009 (1,725K)

View the Site Assessment Sheets for all sites with permission for housing (not yet started) as at April 1st 2009 or allocated for housing in the Wyre Forest District Local Plan (2004) (4,002K)

View the Site Assessment Sheets for sites allocated as Areas of Development Restraint (ADR) in the Wyre Forest District Local Plan (2004) (1,276K)

View the Site Assessment Sheets for suggested sites in Kidderminster (8,650K)

View the Site Assessment Sheets for suggested sites in Stourport on Severn (4,564K)

View the Site Assessment Sheets for suggested sites in Bewdley (3,478K)

View the Site Assessment Sheets for suggested sites in Rural Areas (3,512K)

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.  

View the Viability Assessment of SHLAA Sites (November 2009) (2.52 MB)

View the Viability Assessment of SHLAA Sites: Addendum (March 2010) (2,107K)

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)

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 Strategic Housing Market Assessment Report (February 2012) (4976K)

View the Wyre Forest Overview (2923K)

View the Worcestershire Strategic Housing Market Assessment Monitoring Report 2011/12 (2637K)

View the Worcestershire Strategic Housing Market Assessment Monitoring Report 2012/13 (3796K)

Housing Delivery

A technical paper was produced in October 2012 to set out the background to the District’s housing allocations. 

View the Housing Technical Paper (October 2012) (6421Kb)

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. 

View the Housing Implementation Strategy (October 2012) (459Kb). 

Settlement Hierarchy Technical Paper 

A technical paper has been produced to set out the background to the settlement hierarchy within the Core Strategy.

View the Settlement Hierarchy Technical Paper (October 2009) (1.78MB)

Planning Authorities are required to demonstrate a 5 year land supply for the delivery of housing. This requirement is demonstrated via the Wyre Forest Five Year Housing Land Supply Report (September 2017) which utilises the OAHN (April 2017) as its baseline for calculation.

Local Plan Review

Local plan review is currently underway - view Local Plan Review.