Main modifications included in inspector Rebecca Phillips’ report on the plan include a housing target of 25,372 homes set against an objectively-assessed need in the city of 42,400 homes during the plan period.
Phillips approved the plan’s proposal to release several parcels of green belt to provide around 7,000 homes, saying this would make a "very substantial contribution" to meeting the city’s housing shortfall.
But she accepted that the city would not be able to meet its housing need in full.
The report said that the scale of potentially unmet need in the city is "exceptional". "Even with the release of green belt and greenfield sites, the plan will leave a shortfall of nearly 18,000 dwellings that will need to be met elsewhere in the wider housing market area," the report says.
Under the plan, Coventry will therefore work with other Warwickshire authorities to meet the unmet need across the wider area.