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Call for Sites

About the Call for Sites and Call for Green Sites 

A Call for Sites is a way for landowners, developers, individuals and other interested parties to suggest sites for development, and to let us know when they may be available for development. This is a normal part of plan making.   

Government planning guidance advises that, ‘if the process to identify land is to be transparent and identify as many potential opportunities as possible, it is important to issue a call for sites and broad locations for development’.   

We need to ensure that the sites eventually allocated within the Plan are deliverable. This means, among other factors, that the landowner is open to developing it within the required timescales, so a Call for Sites is an important part of finding out what land may be available.  

An initial Call for Sites was held in 2019 and we also held a Call for Sites as part of the First Conversation consultation in 2020. We also included a Call for Green Sites, asking for suggestions of land to grow and enhance the green space network. Anyone could submit sites for either development or green space, and none of these suggestions holds any planning status at this stage.  

All sites received prior to the First Conversation Consultation in 2021 were assessed and this assessment can be found in the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA). Sites felt to be suitable were then considered for the First Proposals. You can find out more about this process in the Strategy Topic Paper, and the Sustainability Appraisal.  You can find these in our document library. Having reviewed all the sites, the First Proposals includes 19 sites which are proposed to be allocated for development. 

The First Proposals consultation in November and December 2021 allowed people to submit further site suggestions, or additional evidence on sites that were previously submitted. These have been added to the results below. This new site information will now be reviewed and the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) will be updated. 


Call for Sites results 


Call for Green Sites results