HELAA, brownfield land and self build registers
The Housing & Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) is one of several technical reports that the council is required to produce to underpin the Local Plan and other documents such as the Non-Strategic Site Allocation Development Plan Document (DPD).
The HELAA is a technical and theoretical assessment of sites that could potentially contribute towards the future supply of housing and employment land within the Local Planning Authority Area (LPAA). As a consequence, the HELAA does not set policy, but provides background evidence on the potential availability of sites.
The identification of sites in the HELAA should not be seen as an intention to allocate these sites for development, or that planning permission will be granted.
A review of the HELAA was undertaken in 2021 (the results of which can be seen below). However, the council is required to keep the assessment under review, and is currently examining the information contained within it.
Call for sites
The council is undertaking a general ‘call for sites’ each year for sites within the district that can accommodate 5 or more additional dwellings. In addition to this call for sites, the council always welcomes the submission of sites for inclusion within the HELAA at any time of the year.
The council last undertook a Call for Sites process from 2 June 2021 – 7 July 2021
The council will also annually ask all those who have previously had some involvement with land within the existing HELAA, to review their site information and provide the council with an update of any relevant information, which could update the council’s records and helps the council assess whether a site could be considered deliverable i.e. achievable and available. The council is particularly interested to know if they are planning to develop the site within the next 5 years or in the longer term (6-10, 11-15 or 16+ years).
If you would like to submit a site for inclusion within the HELAA, which also includes sites for employment use, Gypsy and Traveler sites, please use the forms and guidance provided below (Please note that the General Data Protection Regulation requires that this authority must only collect and retain personal data with express consent from you for the specific purpose(s) of carrying out its duties. Therefore, please read and sign up to the privacy notice provided below)
Read our privacy notice to see how we look after your data.
If you wish to update an existing HELAA site please use the HELAA update online form.
If you feel there is an error on the assessment details please also use the HELAA update online form to notify us but please note that this is only an opportunity to provide comments on the assumptions and parameters used or to highlight a factual error rather than purely objecting to the inclusion or status of a site.
You can read the notes to the HELAA Workshop with site promoters/owners held on 25 July 2019.
HELAA report 2021
The HELAA report contains more information regarding the assessment itself, along with details of all of the sites included.
This factual document was considered at the Planning Policy Committee on 25 January 2022.
Appendix 1 - Deliverable Sites
Appendix 1.1 - Summary tables Appendix 1.1 - Deliverable sites - Summary tables [pdf] 71KB
Appendix 1.2 - Proforma Appendix 1.2 - Deliverable Sites Proforma [pdf] 18MB
Appendix 1.3 - (Neighbourhood Plan Allocations) Proforma Appendix 1.3 - Deliverable Sites (Neighbourhood Plan Allocations) Detailed Proforma [pdf] 10MB
Appendix 1.4 - Deliverable Strategic Allocation Sites Proforma Appendix 1.4 - Deliverable Strategic Allocation Sites Detailed Proformas [pdf] 8MB
Appendix 2 - Developable Sites
Appendix 2.1 - Summary Tables Appendix 2.1 Developable summary tables [pdf] 78KB
Appendix 2.2 - Proforma Appendix 2.2 - Developable Sites Detailed Proformas [pdf] 28MB
Appendix 2.3 - Neighbourhood Plan Appendix 2.3 - Developable Sites (Neighbourhood Plans) Detailed Proformas.[pdf] 11MB
Appendix 2.4 - Allocation Sites Appendix 2.4 - Developable Strategic Allocation Sites Detailed Proformas [pdf] 6MB
Appendix 3 - Not Currently Developable Sites
Appendix 3.1 - Summary Table Appendix 3.1 NCD summary table [pdf] 139KB
Appendix 3.2 - Detailed Proformas
Appendix 4 - Employment Sites
Appendix 4.1 - Potential employment sites summary table Appendix 4.1 summary table [pdf] 54KB
Appendix 4.2 - Detailed Proformas Appendix 4.2 - Potential Employment Sites Detailed Proformas.[pdf] 12MB
Appendix 5 - Permissions / Commitments
Appendix 5.1 - Summary table Appendix 5.1 commitments summary table [pdf] 132KB
Appendix 6 - Potential C2 Use
Appendix 6.1 - Summary table Appendix 6.1 Potential C2 use HELAA sites summary table [pdf] 42KB
Appendix 7.1 - New HELAA Sites 2021
Appendix 7.1 - Appendix 7.1 New Sites 2021 [pdf] 48KB
The interactive map is a useful way to quickly gain information related to a specific site. However, you are recommended to view the guidance Notes for interactive map [pdf] 509KB first.
Previous document versions
Previous document versions are also available:
- Original 2012 SHLAA (only in PDF version)
- 2010 ELAA (only PDF version)
- HELAA website version published 181214 [xlsx] 490KB (only in excel version)
- HELAA Report November 2016 [pdf] 5MB
- HELAA MAIN REPORT 2017 [pdf] 313KB
- HELAA REPORT 2018 (March 2019 Amendments) [pdf] 892KB
- HELAA REPORT 2019 [pdf] 996KB
- HELAA REPORT 2020 [pdf] 1MB
Brownfield Land Register
The council is legally required to maintain a Brownfield Land Register of previously developed sites within the district which are capable of being redeveloped or converted to provide housing-led development.
All sites must also meet the following criteria:
- they should be suitable for residential development: this means the land has planning permission for housing or housing-led development; or has been allocated for such development in a Local Plan; or is considered appropriate for such development by the council
- they should be available for residential development: this means that there is no impediment to development in terms of either ownership issues or legal constraints on the land
- residential development of the land is achievable: the land is likely to be developed within 15 years of being entered on the register
The Brownfield Land Register must include all sites meeting these criteria which are at least 0.25 hectares in area or are capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings.
Brownfield Land Registers have two parts. Part 1 is a list of sites meeting the criteria within the Brownfield Land Register Regulations 2017. The council then has the power to grant brownfield sites Permission in Principle (PIP), a new stepping stone towards planning permission, by including them in Part 2 of the Register. The council currently has no plans to grant Permission in Principle at this stage, so applicable sites will be set out in Part 1 only.
Our register is an Excel spreadsheet, arranged and populated in accordance with the Government's published Data Standard - on the GOV.UK website. It includes links to the council’s mapping system and planning application details in the ‘SitePlanURL’ column.
The Brownfield Land Register must be published before the end of December 2017 and reviewed annually.
Previous document versions
Previous document versions are also available:
Brownfield Land Register 2019 [pdf] 230KB
Arun_BrownfieldLandRegister_2019 [xlsx] 42KB
Arun_BrownfieldLandRegister_2019 [csv] 19KB
Brownfield Land Register 2018 [pdf] 121KB
arun_brownfieldregister_2018-12-31 [xlsm] 54KB
Brownfield Land Register 2017 [pdf] 103KB
Maps for brownfield land sites with planning permission (at 31st March 2021) are not on the list below but are available by clicking the link in column F of the Arun_brownfieldregister.xlsm file above).
- A1513 Chandlers BMW Site Water Lane [pdf] 324KB
- HP3 S & G Motors Arundel Road [pdf] 237KB
- LU33 Patterson Wilson Road [pdf] 204KB
- LU33a Meadowfield House [pdf] 188KB
- NEWBE10 Bartons County Infants School Romney Way Bersted [pdf] 289KB
- LU5515OUT Land South of Littlehampton Academy Littlehampton [pdf] 3MB
- NEWLU40 Former Hospital Site Fitzalan Road [pdf] 195KB
- BR10 Covers Richmond Road [pdf] 405KB
- 17LU9 Littlehampton - West Bank [pdf] 3MB
- NEWFG2 Land Rear of Henty Arms, Ferring Lane [pdf] 138KB
To submit a site for consideration on the Brownfield Land Register, you will need to provide a map, outline plan of the site or aerial photograph clearly showing the site’s boundaries and as much detail as possible about the site. These details should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will ensure that a thorough assessment can be provided as to both site suitability and availability for development. If you would like to provide us with an update on a site already included in the register or if the boundary has changed, please provide an up-to-date map and a brief explanation of any amendments as relevant. If the site is no longer available, please let us know so that we can remove it from the register.
Registers of Brownfield Land are public documents and therefore details submitted for inclusion in it can be treated as public information.
Local Self Build Register
Arun District Council wants to hear from you if you are interested in the idea of building or commissioning your own home. You can now register your interest for self-build or custom build housing within the district. Arun planners will be negotiating plots for future self-build opportunities with developers, so please let us know what type of plot it is you are interested in and where.
To register your interest and for further information about self-build or custom build housing please complete the Self Build eform. Alternatively, you can phone on 01903 737500, or write to Planning Policy and Conservation, Arun District Council, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton. West Sussex, BN17 5LF. The excel sheet showing demand on the register by need, type, affordability and Parish location can be accessed here: Custom Self Build Register (Redacted) March 2022 [xlsx] 63KB