Calculation of five year housing supply figures

A Worcestershire council’s claim that it is impossible to calculate a five-year supply of housing land following abolition of regional spatial strategies (RSSs) has been rejected by an inspector who decided that sufficient information is available. See here.

SCC ESTIMATES OF TOTAL POPULATION OF AREAS IN SUFFOLK 2001 – 2008

Is here.

SCC HOUSING STOCK FOR SUFFOLK’S DISTRICTS AND PARISHES 2001 – 2010

Is here.

Campaigners call for Norwich LDF review

Campaign groups have written to Broadland, Norwich and South Norfolk Councils seeking a review of the Joint Core Strategy for Greater Norwich. See Planning Daily.

Plans for 59,750 homes in the South West scrapped

Plans for 59,750 homes in the South West have been scrapped by councils in response to the government’s abolition of house building targets. See Planning Daily

Cornwall case – RSS figures should not be given any weight

27 August – The secretary of state has turned down plans for an urban extension in Cornwall after deciding that draft regional spatial strategy (RSS) figures should not be given any weight. See here.

The secretary of state decided that no weight should be placed on regional housing figures in light of his decision . . . → Read More: Cornwall case – RSS figures should not be given any weight

Planning chaos hits huge Ipswich scheme

Reported in Property Week on August 6th 2,000-home Adastral Park is biggest victim yet of Con-Dem planning policy void. Plans for a huge mixed-use development near Ipswich have been plunged into uncertainty by the government’s planning reforms. BT’s Adastral Park project, which comprises 2,000 homes and 650,000 sq ft of offices, is the largest . . . → Read More: Planning chaos hits huge Ipswich scheme

Government Housing Statistics

Three documents on housing requirements to 2031 here that are of interest.

Guardian – Articles on Housing

Background reading from the Guardian.

Social Housing Shortage

Renting Buying

Housing Crisis in the rental market.

Planning application for 281 homes on field opposite the Black Tiles

Bloors submit planning application for 281 homes on Mr Pipe’s field opposite the Black Tiles (details here).   Site plan is available for download (see here). We have yet to see the detailed application.  If you are concerned about this application a copy should soon be available at the Parish Council Offices in the old . . . → Read More: Planning application for 281 homes on field opposite the Black Tiles