People in Exeter who are sitting on land they think is suitable for development are being urged to contact the city council.
Planning officers at Exeter City Council want to hear from anyone who owns land that could be turned into at least five homes.
The city council is preparing a new Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) for the city, which will identify land that has potential for new housing development.
The Government requires all local authorities in England to prepare SHLAAs, as part of the national priority. Once completed, the SHLAA will have an input into future planning in the city, through Exeter’s Local Development Framework.
Cllr Peter Wadham, Lead Councillor for Sustainable development and Transport, said: “We’d like to hear from anyone in Exeter who owns a piece of land that they think could be developed to provide at least five home. Now is the time to bring it to the attention of the Council.”
Land that is proposed will be considered by the Council and a Panel of representatives from the house building industry. The conclusions will be published in a SHLAA report later in 2010. 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 Exeter Local Development Framework.
Submissions of potential land should be made using a pro forma, which is available to download on the council’s website. The closing date for submissions is July 30.
These should be sent to: Exeter SHLAA 2010, Forward Planning Team, Exeter City Council – Planning & Building Control Services, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter, EX1 1NN or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on the SHLAA is available on the council’s website and from the council’s Forward Planning Team on 01392 265269.