The council has completed a further assessment of the capacity of the landscape to accommodate future growth. This part of the study assessed areas identified through the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).
Landscape capacity describes the ability of a landscape to accommodate different amounts of development. It encompasses both the sensitivity of the landscape to change and its value.
The methodology for this study is based on 'Topic Paper 6: Techniques and Criteria for Judging Capacity and Sensitivity', prepared by The Countryside Agency in 2002.
Forty six potential areas for housing identified through the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).