The council is required to produce a Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) to identify a future supply of land which is suitable, available and achievable for housing and economic development uses.

The assessment of land availability is an important step in the preparation of the Local Plan to 2036 and forms part of the evidence base for the emerging plan. The HELAA includes the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment requirement as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework.

The HELAA is currently made up of:

We have recently started consultation on a new HELAA document. 

This consultation seeks comments on the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA): October 2017 that includes site assessments of new sites submitted to us during the Call for Sites to accompany the Huntingdonshire Local Plan to 2036: Consultation Draft 2017. The consultation is open until 4.30pm on 3 November 2017.