Housing Delivery Test
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 2020 results were published by MHCLG in January 2021. The Council scored 99%.
Due to scoring this year, the Council have passed the Housing Delivery Test and there are no consequences.
As a consequence of previous HDT results, the Council was required to produce an 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 was also required to include a 5 Year Housing Land Supply buffer of 20%.
The council's 2019 HDTAP can be downloaded below: