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Housing Land Availability

In April each year, a survey is undertaken to determine the amount of new housing development that has taken place during the preceding financial year. This survey enables the Council to monitor the uptake of housing land against the level of planned provision and to assess the remaining housing land available to meet the requirement set out in the Local Plan and maintain a 5-year supply of deliverable sites.  This monitoring identifies if there is any significant under or over-provision of housing land that may trigger the need for a review of the housing requirement or wider policies.

You can download the following files from the Downloads menu at the right hand side of this page.

Housing Land Supply Assessment

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF para 73) 2019 states that local planning authorities should:

…identify and update annually a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide a minimum of five years’ worth of housing against their housing requirement set out in adopted strategic policies, or against their local housing need where the strategic policies are more than five years old.  The supply of specific deliverable sites should in addition include a buffer (moved forward from later in the plan period) of:

  • 5% to ensure choice and competition in the market for land; or
  • 10% where the local planning authority wishes to demonstrate a five year supply of deliverable sites through an annual position statement or recently adopted plan, to account for fluctuations in the market during that year; or
  • 20% where there has been significant under delivery over the previous three years, to improve the prospect of achieving the planned supply.”

The Council's Assessment sets out the current 5-year housing land supply position.
A copy is available to download below and from the Downloads section on the right hand side of this page.

In addition, and pending the production of the full annual Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) the Council has produced a Housing Statistics Release which covers the key Housing Statistics as at 31st March 2019. A copy is available to download below or through the Downloads section on the right hand side of this page.  

 

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