Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
The Wolverhampton SHLAA provides the main mechanism for identifying potential housing sites across the city. It assesses the suitability of sites for housing, and how developable and deliverable they are. The SHLAA is updated annually and forms a key part of the evidence base for the Local Plan, including preparation of the Wolverhampton Local Plan which is currently underway. The current SHLAA, which has a base date of April 2022, was published in December 2023 and is available in the Downloads section. Detailed site information is available in tables within the report.
SHLAA site boundaries can be viewed on an interactive map.
Call for Housing Sites
As part of the preparation of a new Wolverhampton Local Plan we are refreshing our invitation for land owners, developers and others to submit details of sites they think would be suitable for housing development in future years. Site details can be submitted to us by completing the Call for Housing Sites Form in the Downloads section and emailing this to firstname.lastname@example.org
The site will then be considered for inclusion in the next published Wolverhampton SHLAA report as a site suitable and developable for housing under current planning policy. If the site is considered not suitable or developable for housing it will also be listed in the SHLAA, with a clear explanation provided. The “call for housing sites” is an on-going process and there is no deadline for submission of site details.
Site boundaries for “call for sites” which were submitted through the Black Country Plan review can be viewed on an interactive map.
Brownfield Register (Part 1)
The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 and the Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) Order 2017 require local authorities to prepare and maintain registers of brownfield land that is suitable for residential development. The Order provides that sites entered on Part 2 of the new brownfield registers will be granted permission in principle.
The current Wolverhampton Brownfield Register consists of April 2022 SHLAA sites where the former use was brownfield i.e. excluding open space and garden land sites. There are currently no Part 2 sites. The information provided for each site is as required by current guidance. Site information and site boundaries can be viewed on an Interactive Map.
Brownfield Land Register
This file can be downloaded here: https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/brownfield-sites.csv