Shropshire Council

Five year housing land supply statement

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 2018 sets out the Council's assessment of the housing land supply in Shropshire over the five year period from 2018/19 to 2022/23, compared to the housing requirement identified within the adopted Local Plan and housing need identified within the Full and Objective Assessment of Housing Need (FOAHN) undertaken for Shropshire using Government’s standard methodology. The assessment of housing land supply 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 6.78 years supply of deliverable housing land against the housing requirement within the adopted Local Plan and 8.78 years supply of deliverable housing land against the housing need identified using Governments standard methodology. 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.