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Medway Strategic Land Availability Assessment

As a Local Planning Authority, we are required by The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to prepare Strategic Land Availability Assessments to show the availability of potential development sites, to help inform the development of the new Local Plan.  

The SLAA does not allocate development sites or grant planning permission. It considers if land is ‘suitable’ for development, ‘available’ and ‘deliverable’. The SLAA does not predetermine the council’s future assessment of sites through the local plan and development management processes.

The first SLAA was published in November 2010, with six subsequent reviews and reports, the latest being published in January 2017. These were supported by official call for sites exercises in 2008/2009 and 2014. Since then the Council has been accepting new sites and will continue to do so until the end of the Development Strategy Consultation 2018.

SLAA reports

We update our SLAAs regularly, you can view our reports below:

SLAA Main Report January 2017 (pdf, 17,528KB)

SLAA Maps January 2017 (pdf, 16,040KB) Assessed SLAA sites (pdf, 2,313KB) Suitable and Available sites (pdf, 2,283KB)

SLAA Main Report November 2015 (pdf, 3,420KB), Volume 1 - Maps of SLAA sites (pdf, 19,260KB), Volume 2 - sites 1 - 298 (pdf, 8,889KB), Volume 3 - sites 300 - 797 (pdf, 12,538KB), Volume 4 - sites 800 - 1114 (pdf, 8,939KB)

Medway SLAA Fourth Review January 2014 (pdf, 6,144KB)

Medway SLAA Third Review January 2013 (pdf 5,669KB)

Medway SLAA Second Review January 2012 [with employment- retail tables] (pdf 6,219KB)

Medway SLAA First Review May 2011 (pdf 5,617KB) 

Medway SLAA November 2010 (pdf 5,068KB)

Call for sites proforma

SLAA Site Submission proforma (pdf, 344KB)