Planning Policy Monitoring Information

Five Year Housing Land Supply Assessment Reports

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires local planning authorities to assess whether they have a supply of specific, deliverable sites which is sufficient to meet their identified housing requirement over a five-year period.  Whether or not the Council can demonstrate a five-year supply of ‘deliverable’ housing sites is important as this needs to be considered when planning applications for new housing are determined.

These five-year housing land supply assessments are required to be updated on a yearly basis, unless the council decide to update them more regularly. A more regular update may be required where significant new evidence comes to light, for example if new evidence is published in regard to housing need or if a large new housing site suddenly becomes available.

The reports below demonstrate the extent to which the annual supply of deliverable housing sites in the Borough contribute to meeting housing needs over a five year period. The latest report covers the five year period from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2025. 

Annual Monitoring Reports

In March 2011, the Government withdrew the formal guidance on producing Annual Monitoring Reports (AMRs) and removed the need to report on National Performance Indicators. Previously, local planning authorities had 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.

The most recent AMR prepared by the council covers the 2010/11 financial year (1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011) and was submitted to the Secretary of State on 23 December 2011.

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 the Core Spatial Strategy and ‘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’.

Earlier AMRs are available to download via the following links:

Housing Development Monitoring Report (HDMR)

This document supported the above AMRs by providing detailed information on all house building in the borough, including completions, dwellings under construction, planning permissions granted and housing trajectory figures. The HDMR 2010 is included as an Appendix of the 2010 AMR, which can be accessed via the link above.

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.

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

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

Last updated 1 December 2020

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