Local Plan 2012 - 2027 evidence

1. Housing evidence

Housing Evidence

Submitting sites to the Brownfield Land Register and Housing and Land Availability Assessment

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council operates an "open" Call for Sites and accepts submissions at any time. 

For the Housing and Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) we welcome submissions for:


  • Market housing
  • Affordable housing
  • Supported housing or accommodation for older people
  • Sites suitable for self-build plots
  • Sites with potential for Gypsies, Travellers or Travelling Showpeople
  • Mixed use sites

Economic development:

  • Offices or business premises/ light industrial (B1 use class)
  • Land for industrial sites (B2 use class)
  • Warehousing (B8 use class)
  • Other economic development uses including public and community uses, retail, built leisure and recreation facilities, arts, culture and tourism development

For further information please see the HELAA Guidance Note.

For the Brownfield Land Register sites must be:

  • Suitable for residential development: land has planning permission for housing or housing-led development; or has been allocated for such development in a Local Plan; or is considered appropriate for such development by the Council
  • Available for residential development: there is no impediment to development in terms of either ownership issues or legal constraints on the land
  • Achievable: the land is likely to be developed within 15 years of being entered on the register
  • Meet the definition of previously developed land in the National Planning Policy Framework
  • Be at least 0.25ha or capable of supporting at least 5 dwellings

For further information please see the Brownfield Land Register & Permission in Principle FAQs.

Please use the HELAA Site Submission Form for both HELAA and Brownfield Land Register submissions.