SHELAA & 5 Year Housing Land Supply

Strategic Housing & Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA)

The SHELAA is an evidence base document which contains sites that have been suggested for housing or employment development, including self build or custom build plots.

Site suggestions can be submitted for any piece of land within the District, large or small, and which could include land for possible new settlements, or other land away from our existing villages, and land within the Green Belt. We carry out regular Calls for Sites to update the information in the SHELAA, but sites can be submitted at any time. However as the SHELAA is only updated annually, the information may not be published until the review of the SHELAA is complete.

The SHELAA contains details of all sites suggested to us which will be recorded and assessed. However, including a site within the SHELAA does not mean that the Council thinks it is suitable for development and the SHELAA does not allocate the sites. The SHELAA gives us a wide selection of sites to consider, but allocation will only come through a review of our Local Plan, which we are currently working on.

Read our SHELAA FAQs for more information.

If you wish to put a site forward for inclusion in the SHELAA, then please complete a form and send it to the Local Plans Team at

Site Suggestion Form

5 Year Housing Land Supply - April 2020


The SHELAA has been updated for 2018 in line with revised guidance and has been developed with input from developers, planning and land agents, housebuilders and other local authorities.

We are currently updating the SHELAA for publication later this year. In the meantime, please refer to the interactive Local Plan Map for the most up to date site suggestions.


It is important that the maps are read in conjunction with the information in Appendix 6 as the maps show all sites suggested to us, but not all of those sites have been assessed as suitable for development. The most up to date mapping can be found on the Council's interactive Local Plan Map.

Use of this data is subject to terms and conditions.

Locality 1





Locality 2

Bishops Wood



Wheaton Aston

Locality 3


Featherstone and Shareshill

Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay

Locality 4

Codsall Bilbrook and Oaken



Locality 5








i54 ROF Featherstone Corridor

North of Wolverhampton and Walsall

NW Edge of Black Country Conurbation

South of Stafford A34 Corridor

West of Cannock A5 Corridor

Western Edge Black Country Conurbation

You can view the Council's Current Brownfield Land Register below:

Brownfield Register

Data Protection

The Strategic Planning Team manages and maintains a register of persons who have an interest in local planning documents (Local Plan Database); those who wish to register land for future development on our Self and Custom Build Register and/or Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA); and regarding Empty Properties. In order to do this in an effective way we will need to collect and use personal information about you. For more information about how we process this data see Strategic Planning Team - Data Protection.


Local Plans
Telephone: (01902) 696000

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Brownfield Land Register

The Council's Brownfield Register contains details of potential previous developed sites suitable for residential devel


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