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;
5% to ensure choice and competition in the market for land ;or
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
20% where there has been significant under delivery of housing over the previous three years to improve the prospect of achieving the planned supply
The most recent Housing Delivery Test figure is below ('pass mark' is 95%):