Joint Housing Land Availability Studies

The Welsh Government has updated Technical Advice Note 1 on Joint Housing Land Availability Studies.

The purpose of this Technical Advice Note (TAN) is to provide guidance on the preparation of a Joint Housing Land Availability Study (JHLAS). The JHLAS is the mechanism for local planning authorities to demonstrate that they have a 5-year housing land supply by providing an agreed statement of housing land availability for development planning and development management purposes.

This document should be read in conjunction with Planning Policy Wales (PPW) which sets out the land use planning policies of the Welsh Government. PPW, TANs and Circulars should be taken into account by local planning authorities in Wales in the preparation of Local Development Plans (LDPs). They may be material to decisions on individual planning applications and will be taken into account by Inspectors and the Welsh Government in the determination of appeals and called-in planning applications.

Technical Advice Note 1, Joint Housing Land Availability Studies (June 2006) and Guidance Note – Joint Housing Land Availability Study process (September 2012) are have been cancelled.

The TAN states that "The JHLAS is an extremely important piece of evidence which should inform LDP strategies, policies and allocations and is a key mechanism for monitoring the effectiveness of the LDP. It is also necessary to ensure that accurate information on housing land supply is available to form part of the evidence base for LDP Annual Monitoring Reports (AMRs). The housing land supply figure, taken from the JHLAS, must be included in an AMR and can be a reason to review an LDP."

Date: 02/02/2015 Date of publication

Author: Welsh Government

DCP link: This item updates DCP section 4.251

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