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The councils that have gained a five-year housing land supply under the 2020 delivery test results

The councils that have gained a five-year housing land supply under the 2020 delivery test results

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.

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The councils likely to lose their five year land supply in light of the housing delivery test results

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.

What new affordability data means for councils' housing need levels

What new affordability data means for councils' housing need levels

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

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.

The 26 councils whose housing land supply targets have reduced under the 2020 delivery test

The 26 councils whose housing land supply targets have reduced under the 2020 delivery test

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.

The 19 councils whose housing land supply targets have increased under the 2020 delivery test

The 19 councils whose housing land supply targets have increased under the 2020 delivery test

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.

The councils that are being sanctioned under the 2020 housing delivery test

The councils that are being sanctioned under the 2020 housing delivery test

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.

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