Why diving household projections make government-backed housing need figures harder to uphold

Under the existing planning system, ever-lower household projections can be ignored by most planners. But many experts predict that councils and communities will use them to undermine the credibility of the government’s standard method of assessing housing need.

by David Blackman
New homes: latest ONS projections forecast lower growth in household formations than previously predicted
New homes: latest ONS projections forecast lower growth in household formations than previously predicted

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