Armstrong Rigg Planning News

Housing Delivery Test Results Published

Also, on the 19th February 2019, the Government published the long-awaited results of its Housing Delivery Test. The test, which assesses whether local planning authorities are delivering sufficient new homes for their area, compares the net homes delivered over three years to the homes that should have built over the same period (their housing requirement). It is presented as a percentage with 95% representing a ‘pass’.

Across England, the test concluded that 108 councils and planning authorities failed to meet the pass rate – about a third of the total - while 206 councils and five joint local plan areas delivered at least 95 per cent of their assessed need.