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 2019
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].