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We are aiming to facilitate the construction of 80 000 new homes by 2031 - find out more here...

A number of studies have been undertaken in relation to housing across the city. These help us plan for the future in our Planning Policy documents.


Strategic Housing Market Assessment (2013)

The Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) estimates overall housing need and demand for affordable and market housing, and dwelling size.

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (2014)

The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) is a study of sites that have the potential to accommodate housing development. It assesses sites which are suitable for housing, how much housing they can deliver and when they are likely to be developed. The latest 5 Year supply figures are also below.

The 2012 and 2013 SHLAA's are below for comparison.

2013 SHLAA

2012 SHLAA

Affordable Housing Viability Study (2010)

An assessment has been undertaken of the viability of providing an element of Affordable Housing within private sector residential developments.

Joint Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (2014)

A Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment for Birmingham was prepared by the Opinion Research Services (ORS) in May 2014. This Study undertook an assessment of the accommodation needs of Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople and identified requirements for additional residential pitches up to 2031. This replaces the previous assessment undertaken jointly with Solihull and Coventry Councils in 2008, below for comparison.

Other Studies

Empty Properties' Strategy

Community Infrastructure Levy

Types of Residential Areas in Birmingham (2008)

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Last Updated: 7th October 2014