North Northamptonshire Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)

Closed 25 Apr 2022

Opened 12 Jan 2022


North Northamptonshire Council is developing a Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) for the area and invites interested parties to help shape its development.

The main role of the HELAA is to help the Council identify a supply of land which is suitable, available and achievable for future housing and economic development uses and provide an evidence base to inform the plan making process.

Please note, however, this Call for Sites does not represent a formal consultation as it is, instead, an information gathering exercise. In addition, neither the Call for Sites or the HELAA will determine whether a site should be given planning permission or allocated for development. However, together they will help to identify a pool of sites which have development potential for a range of land uses.

The Council now welcomes submissions to the Call for Sites from today (Wednesday January 12th) until Monday April 25th 2022.

Submission form

An online form has been developed to assist with the submission of land for potential inclusion in the HELAA. This is available here. Please note you will be unable to save progress whilst completing this form and for ease it is recommended you firstly review the electronic (word) version of the online form (available below) to aid this process.

It is the Council’s preference that site submissions are made via the online form although we will also accept completed versions of the word document and associated attachments (which can be emailed through to

Please note that you will need to complete a separate form for each site that you wish to put forward for assessment.

Site Information

Please note that sites will only be assessed when the following information is provided via the submission form:

  • Contact details of landowner or person submitting on their behalf
  • Site details (including size and location)
  • Site map (if making an e-mail submission it is critical that you include a site/location map as without this we are unable to consider the site for assessment)
  • Details of proposed site uses and capacity
  • Details of any existing constraints
  • Site availability, achievability and market interest
  • Potential site delivery timeframes (site deliverability)

Past site submissions

Please Note: past site submissions made to North Northamptonshire’s former local authorities (Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough) and the North Northants Joint Planning and Delivery Unit will need to be resubmitted through the current Call for Sites exercise (this includes those previously included in the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment and local employment land studies). This is to ensure that Planning Officers have the latest site information to draw from during site assessments. These sites will not be carried forward otherwise.

Approach to Methodology and Criteria

Alongside the Call for Sites, the Council has today also issued two papers which outline potential approaches to a HELAA Methodology and Site Assessment Criteria on which we also invite feedback from interested parties to aid development of the HELAA. Both of these documents (alongside separate Feedback Forms) are available below. If you wish to provide comments on one, or both, of these documents, please do so by completing the respective feedback forms and emailing these to by Monday April 25th 2022.

More Information

More details on the HELAA, including the Call for Sites process, are available in the supporting documents at the end of this page:

Contact us

If you have any queries about this consultation, or if you require assistance with the online form, please contact Planning Policy by emailing or call Customer Services on 0300 126 3000 and request a call back from the Planning Policy team.

If you no longer wish to be contacted by North Northamptonshire Council with regards to consultations on matters of Planning Policy, Strategic Planning or Local Planning, please notify the Planning Policy team at the following email address:

General Data Protection Regulations

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