Housing Land Audit 2019-2024 Consultation

In accordance with Government policy and Guidance, South Ayrshire Council’s Planning Service has produced a Housing Land Audit 2019-2024 (2019 HLA), which covers the South Ayrshire Housing Market Area. Publication of the finalised Audit has been delayed due to consultation difficulties posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and other priority work.

The Audit fulfils the requirement of Scottish Planning Policy 2014 (SPP) to actively manage the housing land supply, by preparing an annual housing land audit as a tool to review and monitor the availability of effective housing land. The Audit provides a comprehensive description of all the current housing sites in South Ayrshire of a capacity of 4 or more housing units, within the Established Housing Land Supply. In the Council’s opinion, it demonstrates the availability of a 5-year effective housing land supply to meet the identified housing land requirement.

In accordance with paragraph 51 of PAN 2/2010 the supply is made up of:
a) Land with planning permission for residential development, including the remaining capacity of sites under construction at April 2019;
b) Land allocated for residential development in adopted developments plans (LDP); and
c) Other land with agreed residential potential.

The Audit includes completion statistics for 2018-19, gathered by a curtain count survey undertaken by the Planning and Building Standards Service in Spring 2019, as well as historical completion statistics. It also captures any windfall sites, which have received planning permission since the previous audit. For each site, where available, it includes information on site address, site capacity, developer, tenure type, housing type, planning status and forecasted programmed output over the ten years’ period from the Audit date.

The Audit was the subject of a targeted, on-line consultation with Homes for Scotland, other construction industry umbrella organisations and infrastructure providers. Following the close of the consultation, the Council considered all representations received and, in response to them, made some amendments to the finalised Audit document, which is published on this page. The finalised Audit records as disputes, on each settlement table, outstanding disagreements on the programmed output or effectiveness of specific sites and provides a simple explanation of the reasons for the dispute.

Housing Land Supply Audit 2019-2024