THE HOUSING DELIVERY TEST
Latest news and analysis on the Housing Delivery Test
Some 26 councils have seen their housing land supply targets reduced following this year's housing delivery test results. Of these, research suggests that two local authorities in Essex and Kent have gained a five-year land supply as required in national policy, which means they are no longer subject to weakened planning protections.
The councils likely to lose their five year land supply in light of the housing delivery test results
The 2020 housing delivery test results mean that 55 councils are now subject to the National Planning Policy Framework's presumption in favour of sustainable development. However, two more local authorities are also likely to be subject to the same penalty as a result of their housing land supply buffer increasing under the test, research suggests.
The latest government data indicating slightly improved housing affordability means that local housing need levels will drop for almost half of English councils, with more authorities in the North and Midlands experiencing increases compared to London and the South, according to analysis by experts.
The 19 councils that have to produce an 'action plan' for the first time under the 2020 housing delivery test
Nineteen authorities across England will have to produce a housing delivery action plan, outlining how they will boost the completion of new homes in their area, for the first time this year under the 2020 delivery test results.
Twenty-six councils now have a decreased housing land supply target as a result of the government's 2020 delivery test results, with the proportion of planned homes they need to add to their five-year pipeline going down from 20 to five per cent.
Nineteen councils now have an increased housing land supply target as a result of the government's 2020 delivery test results this week, with the proportion of planned homes they need to add to their five-year pipeline going up from five to 20 per cent.
Some 55 local authorities will this year be subject to the housing delivery test's most severe penalty, the National Planning Policy Framework's (NPPF's) presumption in favour of sustainable development, according to the latest test results just published.
- Regeneration Lead (Localities) Essex County Council Chelmsford, Essex
- Planning and Development Team Manager North West Leicestershire District Council Coalville, Leicestershire
- Planning Policy Team Leader Wealden District Council Hailsham, East Sussex
- Head of Asset Management – (Heritage/Historic Buildings) Diocese of London Pimlico | London
- Urban Planners Prior + Partners London (Greater)
- Senior Planners Laister Planning Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
- Associate/Senior Associate Planner | Bishop's Stortford | Consultancy Sworders Near Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
- Senior/Principal Planning Officer – Planning Applications Ashford Borough Council Ashford, Kent
- Planning Sustainability Officer - Development Management Mansfield District Council Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
- Senior Planning Officer Carrington West Somerset