Consultation outcome

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

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Government response to the technical consultation on updates to national planning policy and guidance

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Detail of outcome

This document provides a summary of the consultation responses received. It also sets out the proposed changes the government is making to national planning policy and guidance in the light of its proposals and the consultation responses.

Original consultation

Summary

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

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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

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Technical consultation on updates to national planning policy and guidance

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Published 26 October 2018
Last updated 19 February 2019 + show all updates
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