How can Authorities assess and unlock small sites for council-led housing?

This Practice Note identifies blockages to the development of small sites by councils, focusing on how to overcome issues relating to site appraisal and review so that local authorities can act as the enabler for these sites.

Drawing on in-practice experience and research carried out during a year-long placement in the London Borough of Redbridge by Associate Clarissa Yee (April 2019 -2020), it also refers to a series of further resources to guide officers through a site assessment process, including desktop search template, site visit template and a weighted matrix.