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Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessments (HELAA) are studies that form part of the evidence base for the preparation of Local Plans. They help identify potential sites that may be deliverable and developable for new housing and employment over a period that looks forward over the next 15 years (or the period of the Local Plan).

The Local Authorities within the Exeter housing market area (Teignbridge, Mid Devon, East Devon and Exeter, with the addition of Dartmoor) have worked together since 2007 to produce a methodology for undertaking the housing element of the HELAA (formally referred to as Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessments (SHLAAs). This 2017 version supersedes previous SHLAA methodology updates.

HELAA Methodology

A joint methodology sets out how the HELAA process is undertaken in the sub-region. The current version of the methodology can be found below:

Exeter Housing Market Area HELAA Methodology (April 2017)

SHLAA History  

SCLAA History


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