Wigan Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment - 2012 Update
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessments are 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.
The primary role of the Wigan Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment is to:
- identify sites within the borough with potential for housing;
- assess their housing potential;
- assess when they are likely to be developed.
This enables us to assess whether or not there is an adequate local housing land supply. The assessment has a base date of April 2012 and looks forward 15 years.
The assessment does not represent a statement of council policy; it provides baseline information to inform the ongoing preparation of the Local Development Framework Core Strategy and future local plan documents, but does not in itself allocate sites.
This means that just because a site is identified as having development potential, it does not mean it will necessarily be developed for housing, or for any other purpose.
Appendix A includes site proformas for each site. Appendix A can be viewed here:
The SHLAA sites can be viewed on this map
We undertook stakeholder consultation on the 2012 update assessment on two occasions and we received representations from a number of stakeholders. These have all been considered by the Council and the 2012 update assessment has been amended in many cases. All representations received by stakeholders and the Council response are set out in the following document: