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Housing need consultation: 9 things you need to know

Housing need consultation: 9 things you need to know

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.

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Data blog: How much of a threat does the standard method for assessing need pose to the green belt?

Data blog: How much of a threat does the standard method for assessing need pose to the green belt?

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.

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Data blog: Why standard housing need method means plan-makers are in for a bumpy ride

Data blog: Why standard housing need method means plan-makers are in for a bumpy ride

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.

Mapped: How consultation formula would affect local assessments of housing need

Mapped: How consultation formula would affect local assessments of housing need

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.

Why one in three councils face the loss of their five year housing land supply

Why one in three councils face the loss of their five year housing land supply

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.

How MPs have responded to the proposed standard method for assessing housing need

How MPs have responded to the proposed standard method for assessing housing need

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.

What the housing need formula reveals about where the delivery test may bite

What the housing need formula reveals about where the delivery test may bite

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.

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