Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA), April 2015

Jointly produced by Malvern Hills District Council, Worcester City Council and Wychavon District Council, April 2015

The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) is a joint report produced by the three South Worcestershire Local Authorities of Malvern Hills District Council, Worcester City Council and Wychavon District Council.

The National Planning Policy Framework requires Local Planning Authorities to prepare a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) to establish realistic assumptions about the availability, suitability and the likely economic viability of land to meet identified need for housing over the period of a local plan.

This document represents the 5th edition of the SHLAA document, following regular updates.  This edition builds on the previous SHLAA work and takes account of new and amended sites submitted after April 2012 and those sites submitted as part of the call for sites exercise up to 2 April 2014.   Since 2007, the original methodology has been reviewed to accord with updated government guidance. The role of the SHLAA is to identify whether sites have potential for housing, assess the housing potential and determine when they are likely to be deliverable. The SHLAA has been prepared in tandem with the identification of potential housing allocations through the SWDP process.

For enquiries regarding the SHLAA, please contact the relevant Planning Officer:

Malvern Hills District Council: 01684 862373
Worcester City Council: 01905 722545
Wychavon District Council: 01386 565453

Main report

Appendix 1 List of sites built out for South Worcestershire SHLAA
Appendix 2 South Worcestershire Developability Panels 2012-12
Appendix 3 Key to Panel Comments
Appendix 4 Panel Assessment Form
Appendix 5 Site Proforma
Appendix 6 Explanation for reasons for ruling out sites
Appendix 7 Officer Contacts
Appendix 8 SHLAA Panels Terms of reference
Appendix 9 List of References
Appendix 10 Glossary of terms
Appendix 11 Village Facilities Summary
Appendix 12 Site Appraisal Form
Appendix 13 Call for Sites Housing Site Suggestion Form
Appendix 14 HLAA Methodology
Appendix 15 SHLAA Methodology

Maps of settlements:


Map 1: Worcester City (8MB)
Map 2: Droitwich Spa (5MB)
Map 3: Evesham (3.2MB)
Map 4: Malvern and Malvern Wells (15MB)
Map 5: Pershore (1.44MB)
Map 6: Tenbury Wells
Map 7: Upton-upon-Severn (including Tunnel Hill and Ryall)
Map 8: Throckmorton Airfield

Category 1 Villages
Map Legend for Category 1 villages

Map 9: Abberley Common
Map 10: Badsey
Map 11: Bredon (inc Bredon’s Hardwick)
Map 12: Broadway 
Map 13: Clifton-upon-Teme
Map 14: Great Witley
Map 15: Hallow
Map 16: Hanley Swan
Map 17: Hartlebury
Map 18: Honeybourne
Map 19: Inkberrow
Map 20: Kempsey
Map 21: Lower Broadheath
Map 22: Martley
Map 23: Offenham
Map 24: Ombersley
Map 25: Welland
Map 26: Wychbold

Category 2 Villages
Map Legend for Category 2 villages

Map 27: Ashton-Under-Hill
Map 28: Bayton
Map 29: Beckford
Map 30: Bretforton
Map 31: Broadwas
Map 32: Callow End
Map 33: Clows Top
Map 34: Cropthorne
Map 35: Drakes Broughton
Map 36: Eckington
Map 37: Fernhill Heath
Map 38: Fladbury
Map 39: Flyford Flavell
Map 40: Harvington
Map 41: Leigh Sinton
Map 42: Overbury
Map 43: Pinvin
Map 44: Powick and Collett’s Green
Map 45: Rushwick
Map 46: Sedgeberrow
Map 47: South Littleton
Map 48: Suckley
Map 49: Upton Snodsbury

Category 3 Villages
Map Legend for Category 3 villages

Map 50: Astley
Map 51: Bishampton
Map 52: Blackminster
Map 53: Bransford
Map 54: Broad Marston
Map 55: Church Lench
Map 56: Cleeve Prior
Map 57: Conderton
Map 58: Corse Lawn
Map 59: Crossway Green
Map 60: Crowle
Map 61: Cutnall Green
Map 62: Defford
Map 63: Eardiston
Map 64: Elmley Castle
Map 65: Grimley
Map 66: Hanbury
Map 67: Hanley Castle
Map 68: Himbleton
Map 69: Holt Heath
Map 70: Kemerton
Map 71: Littleworth
Map 72: Longley Green
Map 73: Lower Moor
Map 74: Mamble
Map 75: Middle Littleton and North Littleton
Map 76: Norton Juxta Kempsey
Map 77: Pebworth
Map 78: Pendock
Map 79: Peopleton
Map 80: Ripple
Map 81: Ryall with Holly Green
Map 82: Shrawley
Map 83: Stoke Prior
Map 84: Tibberton
Map 85: Tunnel Hill
Map 86: Upton Warren
Map 87: Whittington