Read our council-by-council guide to measures being taken to boost housing delivery

Planning has studied 67 action plans published so far by authorities in areas shown by the government's housing delivery test to have delivered fewer than 85 per cent of their target number of homes over the previous three years.

The research reveals the identity of authorities that are yet to comply with the requirement to produce a plan (which some experts say could make them vulnerable at appeals considering housing supply)

It also identifies councils who, as part of their plans to boost housing delivery, are proposing to:

  • increase direct delivery of housing, either through the setting up of a council-owned housing company or involvement in a joint venture
  • make new land allocations or area designations in DPDs
  • initiate calls for sites or Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessments
  • review use of conditions
  • review planning department resource and/or capacity
  • consider CPOs or direct purchase of land
  • encourage the use of small sites
  • explore higher density development
  • and much more

View our exclusive council-by-council breakdown of proposed actions to tackle housing under-delivery to see the identity of the councils concerned, and view their action plans.

The research also reveals the most commonly cited causes of under-delivery.


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