Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 3 "Housing" states "Local Development Documents and Regional Spatial Strategies policies should be informed by a robust, shared evidence base, in particular, of housing need and demand, through a Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) and land availability, through a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment". (CLG Nov 06)
In order to meet the requirements of PPS3, in 2007 the six Gloucestershire District and Borough Councils and Gloucestershire County Council jointly commissioned consultants to complete a Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) for the Gloucestershire Housing Market Area of the South West Region.
Following stakeholder consultation the suite of SHMA documents was finalised on 16th February 2009, and these are now available to download using the links below.
The Gloucestershire Strategic Housing Market Assessment Partnership have produced a Management Summary which outlines the SHMA process and helps explains the relationship of the component documents. It is advisable to read this first.
If you have any questions please contact the JCS team.