Following the withdrawal of the Submission Local Plan on 24 May 2019, a further update of the housing land supply position in the borough has been undertaken. The update relates to the 5 year period between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2024.
The housing land requirement for this 5 year period has now been calculated using the standard method in national planning guidance. This establishes a minimum annual local housing need figure as at 1 April 2019 and applies this figure over the 5 year period to 31 March 2024.
The identified 5 year requirement from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2024, applying the standard method, is 2,552 additional dwellings. This reflects an annual requirement of 486 dwellings, plus a necessary 5% buffer to ensure choice and competition.
Taking into account the number of dwellings expected to be completed on those sites with planning permission as at 1 April 2019 (excluding those on small brownfield sites (under 10 dwellings) in respect of which a windfall allowance is made, based on past completion rates and applying a discount for the estimated rate of lapsed planning permissions, based on past lapse rates), the identified five year supply from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2024 is 2,763 dwellings (553 per annum). This equates to a supply of 5.41 years.
Further information relating to the updated calculation of the housing requirement and the update housing land supply is set out in the following documents.
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