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.

Applies to England

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 2021

By 1 April 2021, the following local planning authorities had indicated an intention to submit an APS:

  • East Suffolk Council (the area covered by the Suffolk Coastal Local Plan)
  • South Kesteven District Council
  • Sunderland City Council

Statements received 2020

By 31 July 2020 the following local planning authorities had submitted an Annual Position Statement to the Planning Inspectorate:

  • Fylde Borough Council
  • South Kesteven District Council
  • Sunderland City Council
  • Wyre Council

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

Notifications received 2020

By 1 April 2020, the following local planning authorities had indicated an intention to submit an APS:

  • Fylde Borough Council
  • Milton Keynes Council
  • South Kesteven District Council
  • Stockton on Tees Borough Council
  • Sunderland City Council
  • Wyre Council

Notifications received 2019

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 2019

By 31 July 2019 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
Last updated 7 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Notifications received in 2021 added to the page

  2. Fylde Borough Council, South Kesteven District Council, Sunderland City Council, Wyre Council have submitted an Annual Position Statement to the Planning Inspectorate.

  3. Notifications received for 2020

  4. First published.