Housing Land Availability Assessment

About the Housing Land Availability Assessment

Strategic Housing Market Assessments (SHMA) and Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessments (SHLAA) are important to development plan policy development and review work as they provide important information on the level of need and demand for housing and the potential that exists to meet them.

Paragraphs 52 to 57 and Annex C of Planning Policy Statement 3 (PPS3) and related practice guidance describe how these Assessments should be carried out and what they should look to assess and identify.

Trafford Council, independently and in collaboration with adjoining local authorities, has undertaken or commissioned the following LDF Evidence Base material in accordance with this guidance.

Strategic Housing Market Assessment

A Greater Manchester Strategic Housing Market Assessment, commissioned by AGMA from Deloitte and GVA Grimley, has been completed and published. The report explores the issues affecting housing markets in Greater Manchester and identifies the scale and nature of future housing requirements. The report, which is intended to complement regional and local assessment work conducted by 4NW and individual Councils, can be downloaded and viewed from the AGMA website using the link below.

Greater Manchester Strategic Housing Market Assessment Report (December 2008)

An update to the original Strategic Housing Market Assessment Report (December 2008) was published in May 2010 and is now available to view on the AGMA website.

Greater Manchester Strategic Housing Market Assessment - Update Report (May 2010)

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment

A Trafford Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2013 Review report has been completed and is now available for viewing. The report summarises the results of a Council assessment of the potential future supply of land likely to be/become available for new housing development over the next 15 years (between 2013/14 and 2028/29). The report is now available to be downloaded and viewed using the link below:

The 2013 Review report is the sixth SHLAA produced by the Council. The 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 reports, along with the SHLAA Consultation Statement (published in December 2008, summarising the comments received on the July 2008 Draft Report) can be downloaded and viewed using the links below:

SHLAA Methodology

The Trafford SHLAA has been carried out to a methodology advised by DCLG guidance. The originating Methodology and Project Plan (January 2008).

How to Get Involved in the Trafford SHLAA Review Process

Anyone with an interest in contributing to the SHLAA review process can do so by downloading and viewing the documentation referred to on this page and sending comments to the LDF Team. Anyone wishing to suggest sites that can be considered for inclusion in the next review can do so by downloading and completing a site suggestion form and sending it (with a location plan clearly identifying the site boundary) to the LDF Team.

Pilot Brownfield Register

In 2016 Trafford Council, along with the other nine local authorities in Greater Manchester, joined a government funded pilot to develop a brownfield register. This pilot brownfield register aimed to show relevant brownfield land that is either deliverable or developable in each of the local authorities. As part of this Trafford Council identified relevant sites based on the criteria provided by the government.

Sites identified through this process do not have automatic permission in principle, nor is any permission granted other than through current planning procedures and policy.

The provision of this register is designed to support future housing developments across Trafford and Greater Manchester. Identifying potential sites for development should support new developments on existing brownfield land.

You can view the Trafford sites on the Greater Manchester open data infrastructure map, alongside a range of potential constraints and considerations for the sites.