Darlington Five Year Housing Land Supply Position Statement

The Darlington Five Year Housing Land Supply Position report sets out the five year housing land supply assessment, for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2022, when measured against a housing requirement based on an up to date, objectively assessed need (OAN). Paragraph 47 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) outlines that to help boost the supply of housing, local planning authorities should,

“identify and update annually a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide five years’ worth of housing requirements with an additional buffer of 5% (moved forward from later in the plan period) to ensure choice and competition in the market for land. Where there has been a record of persistent under delivery of housing, local planning authorities should increase the buffer to 20% (moved forward from later in the plan period) to provide a realistic prospect of achieving the planned supply and ensure choice and competition in the market for land”.

Darlington Five Year Housing Land Supply Position Statement (February 2018) [pdf document]