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December 2017 - SHLAA and Brownfield Land Register

The Council have now published the latest Strategic Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and the Brownfield Land Register.

The 2017 SHLAA updates the previous 2016 version, which comprehensively reviewed all conclusions previously reached for sites already within the SHLAA and new sites which were submitted to the Council by 31st March 2017.

Following the Government's requirement to prepare and publish a Brownfield Land Register ('the Register') by 31 December 2017, the Brownfield Land Register has now been published and contains a total of 98 sites of previously developed land that are available and potentially suitable for residential development.

October 2017 - The New Local Plan for St. Helens

Council approval for the next version of the Local Plan – known as the 'Proposed Submission' version – is now expected in early summer 2018. 

Public consultation on the Local Plan Preferred Options was held over an eight-week period between 5 December 2016 and 30 January 2017 and saw a total of 5,695 responses received. A lot of valuable information about the views of local residents and businesses has been gained and we thank all respondents for taking part. These views, along with new government requirements and evidence, will help shape the next version of the Plan.

Read the latest news article about the Local Plan.

For further information on the Local Plan’s preparation please see the Local Plan page.

July 2017 - Bold Forest Park Area Action Plan Adopted

On the 12th July 2017, the Council resolved to formally adopt the Bold Forest Park Area Action Plan. For more information see Area Action Plans.