1 NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL FIVE YEAR HOUSING LAND SUPPLY STATEMENT JULY 2019 – The Director: Business Development submitted a report introducing the council's Five Year Housing Land Supply Statement and seeking approval for its publication.
The council was required to deliver a continuous five year supply of housing land to meet its future housing requirement as part of its role as the Local Planning Authority. The report sets out the council's position in relation to a five year supply of deliverable housing sites in North Lincolnshire taking into account the requirement of the revised National Planning Policy Framework 2018 (NPPF) and Planning Practice Guidance. The five year housing land supply document covered the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2024.
The Government published the revised National Planning Policy Framework in July 2018. Paragraph 73 of the 2018 NPPF required Local Planning Authorities to identify and update annually a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide a minimum of five years' worth of housing against their local housing requirement set out in adopted strategic policies or against their local housing need where the strategic policies were more than five years old. The NPPF Annex 2 Glossary currently defined local housing need as the number of homes identified as being needed through the application of the standard method set out in national planning policy guidance or a justified alternative approach.
For North Lincolnshire, the council's five year housing land supply would be calculated against the local housing needs figure using the standard method due to the existing strategic policies of the adopted Core Strategy being more than five years old.
The report gave full details of the methodology used for determining deliverable housing sites in North Lincolnshire.
Resolved - (a) That the report be noted, and (b) that the Five Year Housing Land Supply Statement be approved for publication.