Housing land audit

The 2018 Housing Land Audit has been published effective May 2019, following a consultation process inclusive of audit discussions between South Ayrshire Council and Homes for Scotland. The audit meets the requirements of SPP to monitor and quantify the requisite 5-year effective land supply. The current format is intended to provide a comprehensive description of all current sites for housing within the authority area of a capacity for 4 or more homes. The attached tables and information provide a summary of the current land supply, complemented by detailed area-based schedules which provide records of the individual housing sites together with anticipated programmed output over the next five years. The Established Land Supply includes all private and public sector commitments, consents, Local Development Plan sites and other sites with residential potential.

Housing Land Audit 2019-2024 Consultation

In accordance with Government policy and Guidance, South Ayrshire Council is seeking the views of housing and infrastructure providers on the Draft Housing Land Audit 2019-2024 (Draft HLA) ATTACHED, 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. 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.

To simplify the consultation process and avoid time-consuming meetings, which can prove challenging to arrange, the Council is, for the first time, conducting the Audit consultation on-line. The Draft HLA is available for consultation on this web page for a period of 4 weeks, commencing on 25th March 2020 and closing at 4pm on 24th April 2020. Consultees are invited to state whether they dispute any of the sites contained in the Audit and, if so, their reasons for so doing, by completing a standard form. At the end of the consultation period, the Council will take into consideration any comments received, before producing and publishing, on a publically available page of the Council’s web site to which respondents will be given a link, a finalised version of the HLA. Where disagreement exists in respect 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.

Consultees are requested respectfully to confine their comments to sites contained in the Draft HLA only.

Draft Housing Land Supply Audit 2019-2024

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