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Housing strategies

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)

The purpose of the SHMA is to objectively assess and evidence housing need across the area. It identifies the future quantity of housing needed including the type, tenure and size. 

SHMA Update 2017 [1MB]

SHMA Update 2017 Appendix 2 [175KB]

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) update (January 2016) [2MB]

Frequently asked questions on the Local Plan housing numbers [70KB]

SHMA update following Sub-National Household Projections (July 2015) [2MB]

SHMA update August 2014 [968KB]

SHMA June 2014 [7MB]

Other Housing Strategies

HCA Local Investment Plan 2011 - 2015 [941KB]

Staffordshire Flexicare Housing Strategy 2010 - 2015 [1MB]

Staffordshire Housing Support and Independence Strategy 2010 - 2015 [1MB]

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

The SHLAA is an evidence base document which identifies and assesses sites with potential for housing and informs development plan documents such as the Core Strategy and the Site Allocations Development Plan Document.

It does not determine whether a site should or should not be allocated for residential development and is regularly updated. 

SHLAA Stage 1,2 & 3 Summary - July 2015 [996KB]

SHLAA large sites details (Towns) [2MB]

SHLAA large sites details (Rural area) [5MB]

SHLAA large site maps [14MB]

Gypsy and traveller needs accommodation assessment

A revised Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showperson Accommodation Assessment has been undertaken for the Staffordshire Moorlands and neighbouring authorities.  The final report was produced in October 2015.

Gypsy and traveller travelling show person accommodation assessment 2015 [1MB]

Gypsy and traveller issues and options consultation document (February 2011) [352KB]

Brownfield Register

The government is committed to bringing brownfield land back into use and has introduced legislation requiring English local planning authorities to publish registers of brownfield land suitable for housing: 

Brownfield Register [103KB]

Brownfield Register CSV [11KB]