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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.

Three messages for ministers on standard method proposals

Three messages for ministers on standard method proposals

Responses to the government's proposed standard approach to assessing local housing need have welcomed the proposal as enabling a speedier process of plan preparation, but there are concerns that it fails to take account of aspirations for economic growth in parts of the country.

Is it about to get harder for local planning authorities to plan for more housing growth?

Is it about to get harder for local planning authorities to plan for more housing growth?

Observers are concerned that in some areas the combination of falling population projections and the outputs of the government's proposals standard formula for assessing housing need could assist those authorities that want to reduce their housing targets.

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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.

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