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Requested on
Wed 7th August, 2013
Reference
FOI 3241
Resolution
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Question

1) An updated assessment of the five year housing land supply at the end of July 2013
2) Details of all ‘windfall’ development over the past 24 months (number of properties and locations).
3) Confirmation as to whether the assessments of the five year land supply includes projection of windfall development (allowed under paragraph 48 of the National Planning Policy Framework)
4) If it is the case that future windfall development is not included in assessment of the five year land supply, reasons for excluding these figures.

Answer

1) An updated assessment of the five year housing land supply at the end of July 2013.
There is no assessment of the five year housing land supply at the end of July 2013. I've attached our most recently published (August 2013) assessment of five year housing land supply which is based as at the 31st  March 2013. I've also attached an estimated update of Figure 1 from that document as at 31st May 2013.
 
2) Details of all ‘windfall’ development over the past 24 months (number of properties and locations).
I've attached a list of large sites permitted over last 2 years which could be classed as windfalls.
 
3) Confirmation as to whether the assessments of the five year land supply includes projection of windfall development (allowed under paragraph 48 of the National Planning Policy Framework)
No we do not include projection of windfall development in the Five year supply assessment.
 
4) If it is the case that future windfall development is not included in assessment of the five year land supply, reasons for excluding these figures. "
Paragraph 4.1 of the attached Five Year Supply Report states..."No allowance has been made for windfalls in the calculation of the five year supply.  However, it is expected that small and large windfalls will continue to make a contribution to housing land supply.  Subsequent permissions on windfall sites will be reflected in the supply calculations when the assessment is updated annually."

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