The Studies are part of the evidence base for Local Development Plans. The Studies:
- Provide a statement of housing land availability for development planning and management; and
- Where an insufficient supply is identified, outline what the local planning authority is doing to address the shortfall.
The Studies also provide information on:
- Housing completions;
- Land availability on previously developed land; and
- Land availability on sites subject to flood risk.
Joint Housing Land Availability Study 2020
Following the decision by Julie James, Minister for Housing and Local Government, to revoke Technical Advice Note 1: Joint Housing Land Availability Study, the Council will not be progressing the 2020 JHLAS.
The monitoring of housing delivery will be reported in the Local Development Plan’s Annual Monitoring Report, due for publication in October 2020.
The latest 2019 JHLAS concludes that the Council has a land supply of 4.5 years.
[As the Council evidenced a land supply figure of 5.5 years during the LDP Examination, a separate 2015 JHLAS was not undertaken].