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Call for sites

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1. Exeter Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment – Call For Sites

A Call for Sites has been launched by Exeter City Council.

The Call for Sites provides individuals and organisations with the opportunity to suggest to the Council sites that they think have the potential to be developed for housing, economic or other uses over the coming decades.

The development potential of sites put forward during the Call will be assessed by Exeter City Council planning officers and a panel of representatives from the housing and economic development industries.  The conclusions will be published in a ‘Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment’ (HELAA) in due course.

The results of the HELAA will inform the sites chosen as possible development sites in a new Local Plan for Exeter.

The Call for Sites runs from 16 November 2020 to 4 January 2021. 

If you wish to submit details of a site(s) to the Council, you will need to complete this online form.

You do not have to own a site in order to suggest it for development, but we do ask that you provide us with a copy of the site's Title Plan and Title Deeds (which can be obtained from the Land Registry for a small fee) and that you speak to the landowner before submitting the form. 

A site should only be suggested for housing development if it could accommodate at least 5 homes or it measures at least 0.15 hectares.  A site should only be suggested for economic development if it measures at least 0.25 hectares or could provide at least 500m2 of floor space.  Sites must lie within the area covered by Exeter City Council.  

Please note that a HELAA is a technical assessment of sites that could contribute towards the future supply of land for development. The HELAA will not determine which sites are allocated for development in the new Local Plan.  Neither will it determine whether or not a site is granted planning permission for development.  The purpose of the HELAA is to provide background evidence on the development potential of sites. 

Once you have completed the online form, you will receive a confirmatory email containing a unique reference code. Please use that code when corresponding with the Council about your submission. The Council will contact you once your site has been assessed and the HELAA is published.  This is likely to be towards the end of 2021.