Housing Land Audit 2019-2024 Consultation

In accordance with Government policy and Guidance, South Ayrshire Council’s Planning Service has produced a Draft Housing Land Audit 2019-2024 (Draft HLA), which covers the South Ayrshire Housing Market Area.

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 has recently been the subject of targeted consultation with Homes for Scotland, other construction industry umbrella organisations and infrastructure providers. This consultation has now closed, and the Council is considering representations received, with a view to determining whether any amendments should be made to the Audit. When that exercise is complete, the Council will produce and publish, on this page, a finalised version of the HLA. Where disagreement remains on the effectiveness or programmed output of a particular site, it will be recorded on the finalised Audit as a disputed site and a simple explanation given of the reasons for the dispute.

Draft Housing Land Supply Audit 2019-2024