Guidance

Housing Land Supply Annual Position Statements

The concept of an Annual Position Statement (APS) was introduced in the National Planning Policy Framework in July 2018.

The concept of an Annual Position Statement (APS) was introduced in the National Planning Policy Framework in July 2018. The subsequent Planning Practice Guidance in September 2018, and updated in July 2019, set out the process that local planning authorities should follow if they wish to confirm their housing land supply through an APS. The Planning Inspectorate will publish a list of local authorities who have notified them of their intention to seek confirmation of their 5 year housing land supply.

Notifications received

By 1 April 2019 the following local planning authorities had indicated an intention to submit an APS:

  • Boston Borough Council
  • Durham County Council
  • Fylde Borough Council
  • Mid Sussex District Council
  • North Devon Council
  • North Somerset Council
  • Sefton Council
  • Torridge District Council
  • Wyre Council

Statements received

By 31 July the following local planning authorities had submitted an Annual Position Statement to the Planning Inspectorate:

  • Fylde Borough Council
  • Mid Sussex District Council
  • Wyre Council

If you require further information on a submitted APS please contact the relevant local planning authority.

How to submit an Annual Position Statement

Please see the guidance on confirming 5 year housing land supply

We have set up a dedicated mailbox for local planning authorities to send their APSs to:

AnnualPositionStatements@planninginspectorate.gov.uk.

The maximum file size per email is 15MB. Content greater than this should either be separated, or submitted to that address via WeTransfer or Drop Box.

Published 20 August 2019