As the need to provide more housing continues, the amount of suitable building land is becoming increasingly scarce, especially in those areas where development pressures are greatest. It is therefore necessary to try and predict how much housing land can be provided from different sources.
This Background Paper looks at the possible and realistic sources of housing land supply over the Local Development Plan (LDP) period of 2007-2022. It should be read in conjunction with the LDP Deposit document and other related background papers, including the 2009 Joint Housing Land Availability Study (JHLAS). It relates to all of the County Borough, except the area that is within the Snowdonia National Park boundary.
Following consultation comments received in 2008, the paper has been amended again for the Revised LDP Deposit 2011, to attempt to clarify the methodology used to estimate the windfall figure, to demonstrate that it is not exaggerated and eliminate possibilities of double counting.