Housing Land Supply

New housing developments

Annual Housing Monitoring Update

The NPPF requires local planning authorities to set out a five year supply of specific deliverable sites for housing, including an appropriate buffer.  This assessment has been produced as a snapshot to identify the housing land supply situation within the Borough on the base date of 31 March 2017. We intend to continue to prepare annual updates as required by the PPG .

Note: following the publication of the Housing Monitoring Update August 2017 (base date 31 March 2017), the following corrections have been made. All other data remains the same as at the base date of 31 March 2017. The corrections are:

Re-assigned commitments
Site refSettlementNumber of units
5215  Nantwich  18 
5535  Alsager  40 
4472  Crewe  100 
5807  Shavington 43 
  1. Sites in the Table have been removed from the rural commitments and re-assigned to a settlement.

    The following appendices have been changed to reflect this:
    • Appendix 3: Commitments as at 31 March 2017;
    • Appendix 4: Appendix A to the CELPS as at 31 March 2017; and
    • Appendix 8: Graph from Appendix E of the CELPS showing trajectory as at 31 March 2017.
  2. Table 5.1 - proportion of strategic sites / locations contributing to 5YS corrected to reflect Appendix 7b. The figure should be 3,117 and 35% (not 6,068 and 68%). The total becomes 12,950 and 63%.

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2012

The SHLAA is a key component of the evidence base to support the delivery of sufficient land for housing; to meet the community’s need for more homes; and to inform housing policy within the Cheshire East Local Plan. This assessment is required under the NPPF paragraph 59.

The SHLAA is a technical study to inform future policy development and it does not determine whether any site is acceptable for future housing development as that is determined through the Local Plan and / or any planning application submitted.

Further information about the SHLAA is available on the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Frequently Asked Questions page.