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Core evidence

Access core evidence base documents for the Craven Local Plan, such as the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)
The SHMA examines characteristics of the local population and housing market in order to make recommendations about future housing needs and provision, including through developer contributions.

Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA)
The SHELAA examines the suitability, availability and achievability of sites put forward by landowners, in order to determine the potential supply of land, in the local area, for housing and economic development.

Employment Land Review (ELR)
The ELR examines characteristics of the local economy, businesses and labour force in order to make recommendations about future employment needs and provision.

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)
The SFRA examines flood risk from rivers, surface water and all other sources in order to identify the extent and severity of flood risk in the local area and to recommend appropriate responses, including from developers.

Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)
The IDP examines the need for essential infrastructure to support delivery of the Craven Local Plan and sets out a strategy for its provision, including through developer contributions.

Retail and Leisure Study
The study examines characteristics of local centres, businesses, shoppers and visitors in order to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and appropriate responses.

Open Space Assessment
The assessment examines the provision of and need for open space, sports facilities and recreation facilities in the local area and sets out strategies and standards for future provision, including through developer contributions. 

Landscape Appraisal
The appraisal examines local landscape character, identifies threats and opportunities and makes recommendations for safeguarding and enhancement, including from development.

Conservation Area Appraisals
Each appraisal examines an area's historic character, identifies threats and opportunities and makes recommendations for safeguarding and enhancement, including from development.

Viability Assessment
The assessment examines the cost of infrastructure provision and other policy requirements in order to ensure that the financial viability of development and the successful implementation of the Craven Local Plan are not undermined.

SA and HRA
The SA and HRA reports set out evidence to demonstrate that the Craven Local Plan fulfils important obligations with respect to sustainable development and habitat protection, through the processes of Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA).