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LDP strategic housing market assessments

This page provides details of a number of assessments and appraisals relating to the issue of housing provision.

Joint Housing Land Availability Studies

Planning Policy Wales sets out the requirement for Local Planning Authorities to ensure sufficient land is available, or will become available, for a five-year supply of land for housing. To demonstrate this, local planning authorities prepare a Joint Housing Land Availability Study each year in association with house-builders' representatives, infrastructure providers and other bodies such as housing associations. 

PDF Document Affordable Housing Viability Study (PDF, 1MB)Opens new window

The AHVS looks at the potential implications that affordable housing provision would have on the viability of housing developments. This is a strategic assessment and does not seek to test viability of specific sites. It does however identify appropriate thresholds and targets affordable housing provision within different areas of the City and County of Swansea.

PDF Document Housing Landbank and Previously Developed Land (PDF, 2MB)Opens new window

An assessment of the location, quantity and type of previously developed land (PDL) that is available within the County, and its potential to accommodate development over the LDP period. The Primary Objective is to assess the extent to which the City and County of Swansea is able to meet its growth requirements through the use of PDL. Understanding the level of suitable PDL sites to accommodate growth will in turn help determine the requirement for Greenfield allocations to form part of the LDP development strategy.

PDF Document Draft Strategic Housing Market Assessment (PDF, 8MB)Opens new window

A cross-boundary study of the operation of the Swansea Bay region's Housing Market Areas. Its purpose is to provide a basis for developing housing and planning policies by considering the characteristics of the housing market, how key factors work together, and the probable scale of change in housing need and demand. Prepared jointly with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.


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