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Five Year Housing Supply

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires local planning authorities to identify and keep an up-to-date deliverable five year housing land supply.

Paragraph 73 of the Framework requires local planning authorities to identify and update annually a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide a minimum of five years worth of housing against their housing requirement set out in adopted strategic policies.

 

The supply of specific deliverable sites should in addition include a buffer (moved forward from later in the plan period) of;

  1. 5% to ensure choice and competition in the market for land ;or

  2. 10% where the local planning authority wishes to demonstrate a five year supply of deliverable sites through an annual position statement or recently adopted plan to account for any fluctuations during that year; or

  3. 20% where there has been significant under delivery of housing over the previous three years to improve the prospect of achieving the planned supply

Five Year Housing Supply, February 2021 (PDF) [107KB] (opens new window)

The most recent Housing Delivery Test figure is below ('pass mark' is 95%):

PeriodNeedDeliveryResult
2017-202011481494130%