The approach to assessing Local Housing Need, in the light of the present method of Calculation resulting in Lower Housing Need numbers, is due to change.
The Government has entered a period of Consultation.
The Consultation is due to end on the 7th December, just 9 days after Castle Point Council are due to approve a draft copy of their 2018 Local Plan.
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
A Link to the Government Consultation can be found HERE.