The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires Local Authorities to boost the supply of housing. To help do this, Local Authorities should identify and annually review their housing land supply. The purpose of this assessment is to consider whether there are sufficient deliverable sites within a Local Authority Area to allow for the provision of five years’ worth of housing, based on the identified housing requirement for the area.
The Shropshire Council five year housing land supply statement for 2016 sets out the Council's assessment of the housing land supply in Shropshire over the five year period from 2016/17 to 2020/21, compared to the housing requirement identified within the adopted Development Plan, of 27,500 dwellings. The assessment has been undertaken using a cautious and robust methodology, which has given due regard to government guidance.
In conclusion, the assessment demonstrates that Shropshire Council currently has 5.97 years’ supply of deliverable housing land. Consequently, Shropshire Council considers that local planning policies remain up to date and contribute to achieving sustainable development, through development of the right types of housing, in the right locations and within the right timescales.
Please Note: Shropshire Council has identified an error to the figures provided in Table 13 of Annexe 2 of the Five Year Housing Land Supply Statement (2016). An updated Table 13 is therefore provided as an erratum to this document.