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Evidence base for existing adopted Local Plan

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12. Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)

2022 Exeter HELAA

The Council has prepared a HELAA to help identify sites that could be allocated in the emerging Exeter Plan (2020-2040) to meet future housing and employment needs.  In summary, the HELAA:

  • Identifies sites and broad locations with potential for housing and economic development
  • Assesses their development potential and
  • Assesses their suitability for development and the likelihood of development coming forward (their availability and achievability).

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Download the 2022 HELAA.



The HELAA has been prepared in accordance with a methodology that is shared with East Devon and Mid Devon District Councils and the Dartmoor National Park Authority:

Download the HELAA methodology.


Terms of reference

In preparing the HELAA, the Council has consulted a Panel of stakeholders with knowledge of the housing development industry.  The Constitution and Terms of Reference for the Panel can be viewed here:

Download the HELAA terms of reference.