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Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires local authorities to produce a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). The SHLAA is a technical review of potential housing sites, and it:

  • identifies planning constraints (for example flood risk, Green Belt);
  • considers whether a site is suitable, available, achievable and deliverable; and
  • the potential number of houses that the site could accommodate.

As a background document it helps inform the plan making process but it does not allocate sites for development.

2023 report

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2023

Our interactive mapping system shows all of the sites included in the assessment.

Future Reviews

We review the SHLAA annually.

To submit a site for assessment please download and complete the SHLAA site submission form and send this by email to

Alternatively you can send the form by post to: Planning Policy, Rushcliffe Borough Council, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7YG.

SHLAA methodology

A detailed Joint SHLAA Methodology Report - Nov 2022 has been agreed with the other Greater Nottingham Councils to ensure a consistent approach and to clearly justify any assumptions used. The SHLAA methodology is being used to prepare the SHLAA 2022 update.