The Council has produced an Annual Position Statement (APS), setting out its five-year housing land supply, in line with paragraph 74 of the National Planning Policy Framework. The APS has been produced with engagement from developers and agents regarding expected delivery of new homes on sites. The APS was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 31st July 2019. The Council has received the Inspector’s report on the APS.

The APS incorporating the recommendations of the Inspector on site delivery, and including the Inspector’s report, can be found through the link below:
Five-year housing land supply: Annual position statement

The APS concludes that the Council has a housing land supply equivalent to 5.1 years’ supply of deliverable sites.

The Inspector stated that the required number of homes to be used for the calculation should be altered from that used in the adopted Local Plan. The Council does not agree with this statement and is of the opinion that the Inspector has erred in law.

The Council is seeking to have the matter rectified through Judicial Review in the High Court.