To consider a report by the Planning Services Manager on the Approval of Housing Delivery Test Action Plan.
Executive Councillor: R Fuller.
Contact: C Kerr 388430
The Cabinet endorsed the content of the Action Plan as attached at Appendix 1 of the report now submitted.
Consideration was given to a report prepared by the Housing Services Manager (Growth) (a copy of which is appended in the Minute Book) which set out the background to the Housing Delivery Test which included how it was calculated and the results for Huntingdonshire.
In introducing the report, the Head of Development advised that the Delivery Test had been introduced as part of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) as a new indicator for net housing delivery over the previous 3 years against the housing requirement for the area. A delivery rate of at least 95% completions against the requirement was expected to be achieved. Attention was drawn to the sanctions imposed upon local authorities who failed to achieve the requirement which included the publication of an action plan, a 20% buffer on Local Planning Authorities 5-year land supply if housing delivery falls below 85% and the presumption in favour of sustainable development if housing delivery falls below 75% once transitional arrangements have ended.
In noting that the District Council had achieved a 92% delivery rate and in receiving the comments of the Overview and Scrutiny Panel (Performance and Growth), it was
that the Action Plan at Appendix 1 of the report now submitted be endorsed by the Cabinet.