Winchester City Council Local Plan and SHELAA Sites 
Housing Development Sites - SHELAA


An update on Winchester City Council’s Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) document 


The SHELAA document has been updated following a further call for sites in Spring 2021. There are now 4 additional sites for Swanmore and we would be grateful please for any local knowledge/ feedback on these sites. 


By way of background, the SHELAA document lists sites that have been put forward by landowners and site promoters for possible new housing developments. These sites will allow WCC to identify land that will help deliver a variety of accommodation and community needs across the district.  


It is really important to emphasise that the SHELAA document identifies sites which have been submitted to WCC, it does NOT allocate sites. The inclusion of a site in the SHELAA does not imply that WCC would necessarily grant planning permission. These proposed sites have not yet been assessed by WCC and we don’t know yet what the village’s housing allocation under the new Local Plan will be. 


We would like your feedback please. For example, if there are sites that you feel would not be appropriate for development, please could you let us know why; thinking about issues such as existing infrastructure, access, road safety, possible drainage issues, impact on biodiversity. Equally if you think there is a particular site which would be best suited to development, please let us know this too. We are hoping to meet with Winchester’s Planning Team in the New Year when we can present them with all the information that we have gathered. 


Please send any feedback (on the 4 new sites only) to

The 4 new sites can be found in this document:


Details of the other Swanmore sites can be found in this document: