Nine things you need to know about this week's consultation on housing need, including an 'ambition' to publish a revised National Planning Policy Framework by Spring 2018, proposals to strengthen cross-boundary planning, changes intended to streamline viability assessments and plans to make section 106 agreements more transparent.1 comment
The publication earlier this month of the details of the government's proposed standard methodology for assessing housing need immediately prompted warnings that the formula would lead to the loss of land from the green belt.1 comment
The government's proposed approach to assessing housing need means that the outputs of its proposed formula could change dramatically during the preparation of a local plan, an analysis by Planning indicates.
Click through to view an interactive map showing how the outputs of the government's proposed standard methodology for assessing housing need would differ from current assessments of local need.
The government's proposed new method of calculating housing need could see almost one in three local planning authorities lose their five-year land supply positions, say Jonathan Dixon and Emily Williams.
The publication of the details of the proposed standard method for assessing housing need has sparked an angry reaction from some backbenchers, while in areas where the formula implies lower housing need figures than those contained in existing assessments MPs have welcomed the proposals.
An analysis by Planning indicates that three-quarters of authorities could be in line for potential punitive measures under the first phase of the government's proposed housing delivery test, but the timetable for the introduction of the mechanism is uncertain.
- Specialist Development Management Practitioner Basildon Borough Council Basildon, Essex
- Principal Planning Officer (Enforcement) Basildon Borough Council Basildon, Essex
- Planning Enforcement Officer Basildon Borough Council Basildon, Essex
- Major Projects Manager Maidstone Borough Council Maidstone, Kent
- Principal/ TD Planning - Cardiff Allen & York Ltd Cardiff