THE HOUSING DELIVERY TEST
Latest news and analysis on the Housing Delivery Test
The secondary impact of the coronavirus is economic, prompting fears of a significant hiatus in planning and development activity and what that might mean for planning departments and applicants. In particular, government rules designed to ensure authorities deal with applications promptly and ensure the delivery of housing have the potential to penalise authorities hit by a coronavirus-inspired cut in activity.
The 22 councils that have to produce an 'action plan' for the first time under the 2019 housing delivery test
Twenty-two councils will have to produce a housing delivery action plan for the first time under the 2019 housing delivery test, outlining how they will boost the provision of new homes in their area.
Twenty-four councils now have a reduced housing land supply target as a result of the government's 2019 delivery test results, with the proportion of planned homes they need to add to their five-year supply dropping from 20 to five per cent.
The 20 councils that are required to increase their housing land supply under the 2019 delivery test
Twenty councils now have an increased housing land supply target as a result of the government's 2019 delivery test results, with the proportion of planned homes they need to add to their five-year supply going up from five to 20 per cent.
Eight local authorities, including the City of London, will 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.
- Assistant Planner - Solar Development Low Carbon Gloucester, Gloucestershire
- Forward Planning and Economic Growth Team Manager Mansfield and Ashfield Shared Service Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham
- Planning Officer Falkland Islands Government Falkland Islands (FK)
- Planning Officer – Development Management Hertsmere Borough Council Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
- Principal Planner (Development Management) Fareham Borough Council Fareham, Hampshire
- Principal Policy Planner (Project Manager) Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Cambridgeshire
- Senior Policy Planners Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Cambridgeshire
- Senior Planning Policy Officers X 2 Royal Borough of Kingston Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
- SENIOR PLANNING OFFICER (Development Management) Hertsmere Borough Council Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
- Deputy Team Leader – Planning Applications Ashford Borough Council Ashford, Kent