Planning Policy Monitoring

Monitoring judges how effective an adopted plan is and provides a sound evidence base for making decisions on new policies and proposals. Cannock Chase Council monitors key issues in the District detailed in the following reports:

Authorities Monitoring Report

The Authorities Monitoring Report (AMR) monitors the implementation of plans and policies to assess if the Council's objectives are being achieved.

Authority Monitoring Report 2021-2022 .pdf (591.91 KB)

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and Employment Land Availability Assessment (ELAA) 

The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and Employment Land Availability Assessment (ELAA) documents are updated regularly to identify land that is suitable and available to meet future housing and employment requirements within Cannock Chase District.  The interactive map shows the ELAA and SHLAA sites (Instructions on how to use the site are available below).  The sites have been assessed and are listed in categories to show their status.

The Councils’ Call for Sites process is open all year round enabling landowners and/or developer to submit information on sites they wish to be considered for housing and/or employment development.  Should you wish to submit a new site for consideration for development (or update details on a previously submitted site) please complete the Call for Sites form and forward it to the Planning Policy Team via the contact details provided on the form.  Please note, this process is not a planning application for development.  The process enables landowners and/or developers to bring a site to the Councils’ attention for further consideration via Local Plan documents; however this does determine the possibility of planning permission being granted/refused for development.  Any development on a site could only be enabled via full planning permission.

Cannock Chase Employment Land Availability Assessment 2023

Cannock Chase Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2023

Call for Sites Information

Call for Sites Questionnaire (Word) (or PDF)

Self Build Housing

From 1 April 2016, Cannock Chase Council is required to maintain a register of individuals and associations seeking to acquire a service plot of land within the borough for the purpose of building a house as their sole or main residence as a self-build or custom build.

What is a self-build and custom build?

A self-build is a project where someone directly organises the design and construction of their new home.  In a custom build, you work with a specialist developer to help build your home.  There will often be overlap between the two types, but the linking factor is that you will be building a bespoke dwelling for your own occupation.

Purpose of the register

The government wants to encourage more people to build or commission their own home in order to increase housing delivery.  The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act requires local authorities to publicise and keep a register of those who are seeking to acquire serviced plots of land in that authority’s area.

You do not need to be on the register to carry out a self-build or custom build project. You can still find a site, apply for planning permission and build it yourself as normal. Neither does being on the register mean that the council is obliged to find you a site for your project.

The register will provide evidence for the council of the demand for self-build and custom builds in the borough and will inform work on the council’s Local Plan, preparing housing strategies and when disposing of land. In the long term this could mean the council allocating land in its Local Plan for self-build projects, or adopting policies to make plots available through other development, if there is evidence of enough demand.

How to register

To register please complete the Self-Build and Custom Build Registration Form.

Applications can be made by individuals or associations. However, in all cases, in order to be entered onto the register, you must be:

  • over 18
  • a national of the UK, the European Economic Area, or Switzerland
  • looking for a plot of land within Cannock Chase District to occupy as your sole or main residence

Forms should be returned to the council by emailing or by writing to Planning Policy at Cannock Chase Council, Civic Centre, Beecroft Road, Cannock, WS11 1BG.

You must provide all of the relevant information on the registration form. You will then receive notification within 28 days that either a) your application has been successful, and you have been entered onto the register, or b) that you have not been successful  and the reasons for this.

How we use your personal information

The information that you have provided will be used by Cannock Chase Council, who are the data controller, to enable us to fulfil our legal duties with regard to self build and custom build housing.

Any personal information that you provide to us will not be published, although we will use aggregate data (for example: total number of entries on the register, average number of plots sought) to provide evidence of the amount of demand for self-build and custom housing in the district. Your personal details will be held on the Planning Policy team database although we may need to share these with other departments in Cannock Chase Council (but not with other organisations) to help us fulfil our legal duties. If we need to share information beyond Cannock Chase Council we will not do so without your express written consent and will write to you to obtain this. We will retain your data until either: a) you request removal from the register or b) you are no longer eligible to be included on the register

If at any time you wish to be removed from the register, you can request this in writing and your details will be removed from the register within 28 days.

For further information, please see


Self-Build and Custom Build Registration Form .doc (61.5 KB)

Brownfield Land Register

The Council has a statutory duty to publish a Brownfield Land Register (BLR).  The document below contains the register of sites and an explanation of how it has been created.  There is also a CSV spreadsheet version of the site data available.


The BLR will be reviewed annually and new sites can be submitted throughout the year via our open Call for Sites.  There is no Part 2 of the Brownfield Land Register for Cannock Chase District (see Cabinet Report 16/11/17 for further details). The BLR contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.


The BLR site maps can be viewed on the Policies Map


Brownfield Land Register 2023

Brownfield Land Register 2023 (CSV version of sites list)


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