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Annual Monitoring Reports and 5 Year Housing Supply Assessment

5 Year Housing Supply Assessment Report: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2020

Local Planning Authorities are required to assess whether they have a supply of specific, deliverable sites which is sufficient to meet their identified housing requirement over a 5 year period. According to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Local Planning Authorities should update their 5 year housing land supply assessment on a yearly basis. Whether the Council can demonstrate a 5 year supply of ‘deliverable’ housing is important as it needs to be considered when planning applications for new housing are determined.

The report, which can be accessed using the link below, demonstrates the extent to which the current supply of deliverable housing sites in the Borough contribute to a 5 year supply of deliverable housing sites. The latest report covers the 5 year period from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2020.

5 Year Housing Land Supply Assessment Report 2015-20 (pdf 193KB)

5 Year Housing Land Supply Assessment Report 2014-19 (pdf 430KB)

5 Year Housing Land Supply Assessment Report: 2013-18 (pdf 3,754KB)

5 Year Housing Land Supply Assessment Report: 2012-17 (pdf 3,413 KB) 

2010/11 Annual Monitoring Report

Under the provisions of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 the Council has a statutory duty to prepare an Annual Monitoring Report and to submit it to the Secretary of State by the end of each calendar year.

In March 2011, the Government withdrew the formal guidance on producing AMRs and removed the need to report on National Performance Indicators. This has given the Council more flexibility and autonomy to tailor the AMR and respond directly to local issues. In response to this flexibility this year’s AMR has been streamlined and has a local focus being based on the Borough’s performance compared to the Core Spatial Strategy strategic aims.

The AMR document forms part of the Council’s Local Development Framework. The 2011 AMR covers the 2010/11 financial year (01 April 2010 to 31 March 2011), and was submitted to the Secretary of State on 23 December 2011. In accordance with current government guidance, the next AMR the Council prepares will be named the Authority Monitoring Report.

The 2011 Annual Monitoring Report (PDF 2 Mb)

The AMR serves the following main purposes:

  • To measure the Council’s progress in terms of the production of its Local Development Framework (LDF), against the milestones set out within the Local Development Scheme (LDS);
  • To assess the degree to which policies are successfully implemented within the LDF – mainly ‘saved’ Local Plan policies;
  • To include data relating to a series of national and local indicators as specified by the Department of Communities and Local Government, or identified through the LDF process;
  • Additionally, contextual data is also monitored through the AMR, which provides a backdrop against which the impacts of policies can be assessed, whilst also informing the interpretation of ‘output’ and ‘significant effect indicators’.

The 2005 Annual Monitoring Report is available here (PDF 1.6Mb).

The 2006 Annual Monitoring Report is available here. (PDF 1.87Mb)

The 2007 Annual Monitoring Report is available here (PDF 1.6Mb)

The 2008 Annual Monitoring Report is available here (pdf 693Kb)

The 2009 Annual Monitoring Report is available here (PDF 3.73Mb)

The 2010 Annual Monitoring Report (including the 2010 Housing Development Monitoring Report) (2.705 Mb)

Rural Services Survey Update 2011

A survey of all the key rural settlements in the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme was originally undertaken between December 2007 and February 2008 to analyse and clearly indicate what services are available to the local residents. The survey was updated in 2009.

This report provides an update of the surveys undertaken in 2008 and 2009. The survey was conducted in August 2011.

Rural Services Survey Update 2011 (PDF 1.1Mb)

This work will be updated again to inform the preparation of the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Joint Local Plan

Housing Development Monitoring Report (HDMR)

This document provides detailed information on all house building in the Borough, including completions, dwellings under construction, planning permissions granted and housing trajectory figures. House prices and percentage of housing built on previously developed land are discussed amongst other issues. The HDMR is a major contributor to the statutory Annual Monitoring Report. The HDMR 2010 is included within the Appendices of the 2010 AMR, which can be accessed via the link at the top of the page.

Housing Development Monitoring Report 2009 (PDF 3.1Mb)

Housing Development Monitoring Report 2008 (PDF 6.6Mb)

Housing Development Monitoring Report 2007 (PDF 1Mb)

If you have any queries regarding data please contact Planning Policy on 01782 742467



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