Stoke-on-Trent City Council is looking for land owners to come forward to identify land that has the potential for new housing development.
The city council is asking for people who own land over 0.25 hectares in size to make contact to help produce a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) for Stoke-On-Trent.
The request comes following a Government requirement that all local authorities in England prepare and review a SHLAA, which identifies land that has the potential for new housing development.
Once finished, the review will be input into future planning in the city, through Stoke-On-Trent’s Local Development Framework.
Any land proposed will be considered by the council and assessed using the SHLAA methodology. The conclusions will be published in a SHLAA report later this year.
The inclusion of land in the report does not mean that planning permission will be granted for new housing, or that it will be allocated for development in the Stoke-On-Trent Local Development Framework.
Submissions of potential land should be made using a form, which is available to download on the council’s website www.stoke.gov.uk/ldf.
The consultation on both the SHLAA methodology and the call for sites is open from Friday March 16, 2012 until Friday May 4, 2012.
Councillor Adrian Knapper, cabinet member for transport and planning, said: “The city council is looking to open a dialogue with landowners and developers and get them to come forward and declare land that they own in Stoke-on-Trent so we can get a full picture of the city.
“I want to assure people that just by letting us know about the land in their ownership it does not commit them to anything. This project is designed to get an overview of the city and see where we have the potential to build new housing in the future.”
Representations can be sent to SHLAA, Planning Policy and Design Team, Stoke-On-Trent City Council, Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke-On-Trent, ST4 1HH or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on the SHLAA is available on the council’s website and from the Council’s Planning Policy and Design Team on 01782 232353.
For all media enquiries contact Steven Kennedy in the Communications Department at Stoke-on-Trent City Council on 01782 232987.