Housing Delivery Test Action Plan
The Housing Delivery Test (HDT) was introduced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) in 2018 to ensure the local authorities and other stakeholders are held accountable for their role in ensuring new homes are delivered.
The HDT assesses the number of homes built in local authority areas over the previous three years and compares these against local housing requirements. The HDT 2019 results were published by MHCLG in February 2020. The Council scored 82%.
Local Planning Authorities that do not meet delivery targets are required to take appropriate action to address under delivery. As a consequence of the HDT result, the council is preparing an update to the 2019 Housing Delivery Test Action Plan. The purpose of the Plan is to identify key issues for the under delivery of new housing in the district and recommends actions to be taken to increase and maintain housing delivery. The Council is also required to include a 5 Year Housing Land Supply buffer of 20%.
The council's 2019 HDTAP can be downloaded below: