Open consultation

Changes to planning policy and guidance including the standard method for assessing local housing need

Summary

We are seeking views on changes to planning practice guidance on the standard method for assessing local housing need.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The publication of new household projections by the Office for National Statistics has led to a significant reduction in the overall numbers generated by the standard method for assessing local housing need.

This consultation sets out proposals to update planning practice guidance on housing need assessment to be consistent with increasing housing supply.

This consultation also proposes clarifications of national planning policy on:

  • housing land supply
  • the definition of deliverable
  • appropriate assessment

Documents

Technical consultation on updates to national planning policy and guidance

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Ways to respond

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Email to:

planningpolicyconsultation@communities.gov.uk

Write to:

Planning Policy Consultation Team
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
3rd floor, South East, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

Published 26 October 2018