Why a council that has slashed its housing requirement following a plan review may be the first of many

An Oxfordshire council has decided, after a review of its local plan, to use a much lower housing requirement figure for its land supply calculation based on the government’s standard assessment method. Experts suggest that up to 50 other authorities are in a position to follow suit, but some warn that such a move may not offer protection against speculative appeals.

by Ben Kochan
The Vale of White Horse in Oxfordshire (Credit: Johnny Greig c/o Getty Images)
The Vale of White Horse in Oxfordshire (Credit: Johnny Greig c/o Getty Images)

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