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)(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.
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.
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 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.
Settlement Hierarchy Technical Paper
A technical paper has been produced to set out the background to the settlement hierarchy within the Core Strategy.
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.