Housing (planning policy)


Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)

The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and Employment and Economic Land Assessment (EELA) have been combined and digitised to create a Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA). Arun District council has an open ‘call for sites’ policy. To find out more, please see our HELAA page.


Housing Implementation Strategy

Please see: https://www.arun.gov.uk/housing-land-supply

Arun’s position is set out in the Housing Implementation strategy which provides information in relation to housing land supply including the calculation of Arun District’s five-year housing supply position, taking into account the requirements of the NPPF and NPPG. The five-year supply is represented by the period from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2021. Additionally, it provides a statement of land supply for the Local Plan period to 2031 and presents the housing trajectory as required by the NPPF. This is Housing-Implementation-Strategy-March-2017 (with meeting notes).pdf [pdf] 1MB


Arun 5 Year Housing Land Supply

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires Local Planning Authorities to, identify and update annually, a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide a minimum of five years’ worth of housing against their housing requirement.  It should identify a sufficient supply and mix of sites, taking into account their availability, suitability and likely economic viability. To maintain the supply and delivery Local Authorities should also include a trajectory illustrating the expected rate of housing delivery over the plan period.  All this information is contained in the Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) which is published annually - usually in December.

The revised NPPF brought into force the requirement for a Housing Delivery Test and certain triggers on Local Planning Authorities for action.  As a result the Council has agreed and published a Housing Delivery Test Action Plan, which can be viewed here: Arun Action Plan.pdf [pdf] 1MB

Information relating to specific sites can either be found within the latest Authority Monitoring Report or HELAA.


Visioning studies 2013

The Visioning Study - Angmering Visioning Study - Angmering.pdf [pdf] 5MB and Visioning Study - Barnham Eastergate Westergate Visioning Study - Barnham Eastergate Westergate.pdf [pdf] 5MB have been prepared in partnership with Arun District Council and a number of the key landowners, to inform the Local Plan and sets out a vision and development principles for how this level of growth might be comprehensively planned and achieved at Angmering and the Barnham, Eastergate, Westergate site. These are strategic documents which are intended to broadly illustrate how and where the growth might be delivered, but acknowledges that further technical studies on viability will be necessary to support the more detailed master planning required for individual sites.


OAN Report 2015

The Objectively Assessed Needs (OAN) Hearing took place. This hearing session formed part of the Council’s outline timetable for the development of the Local Plan, as agreed by the Inspector. The purpose of the session was to provide an opportunity for the Inspector to lead discussion and hear views on the Council’s re-advertised OAN for market and affordable housing.

In respect of the OAN, the following supporting documents were published:

OAN Report 2015.pdf [pdf] 1MB
Arun District Objectively Assessed Need Summary Paper.pdf [pdf] 248KB

Local Plan Statutory Notice Sept 2015 [pdf] 213KB

The OAN representations can be viewed on the Objective Portal.


Other Housing Documents and links

Updated Housing Needs Evidence September 2016.pdf [pdf] 439KB

Update to Publication Plan and Housing Implementation Strategy - Housing Land Supply Updated

Five year Housing Land Supply report

Strategic Development Sites

ADCED76 Additional Info - HELAA sites included in the HIS Trajectory.pdf [pdf] 43KB

ADCED77 Housing Land Supply per parish (data).pdf [pdf] 45KB

ADCED77a Housing Land Supply Per parish Summary.pdf [pdf] 42KB