The Housing Delivery Test was supposed to help ensure enough new homes were being built - but the publication of the first set of results shows that the approach is flawed, as we explain in Housing Today.
The Housing Delivery Test was introduced by the government in 2018 with the aim of helping boost housing supply. March 2019 saw the first set of results published - and they're something of a mixed bag.
A crucial role for councils is to identify enough land to deliver the number of new homes they need as part of the Local Plan process. This post explains exactly how they choose which sites should be developed.
There's a lot to think about when you're trying to decide if your site has development potential - but here are three simple checks that will help you decide whether your site is worth investigating further.
Planning applications for residential development are often justified by saying that the council doesn’t have a “five year supply of housing land.” But what does that mean exactly? And why is it so critical?