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Housing needs, supply and availability (Adur)

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Objectively Assessed Needs Housing Update 2016

This report has been prepared to consider the 2014-based Sub-National Population projections and 2014-based Household Projections, published in 2016. It forms a short update to the 2015 Report 'Objectively Assessed Housing Need: Adur District' (below), and should be read alongside it.

The 2016 report looks at the period from 2011-2032. This has been extended from 2031 to ensure that the study covers 15 years from the anticipated adoption of the plan. It also provides an updated assessment of the need for different types of homes, both market and affordable, and older persons' accommodation.

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Objectively Assessed Need for Housing: Adur District 2015

This study has been undertaken in order to update the Objectively Assessed Need assessment for Adur set out in the Assessment of Objectively Assessed Housing Needs Study 2014.

These updated projections take account of 2012 based Household Projections published by the Government in February 2015. The approach taken by the study is guided by the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Planning Practice Guidance.

This study therefore revises the assessment of housing need in the Duty to Co-operate (Housing) Study 2013, and supersedes the Adur Locally Generated Housing Needs Study 2011 and Assessment of Objectively Assessed Housing Needs Study 2014.

Note: this superseded the Objectively Assessed Housing Needs Study 2014 (see below).

 

Assessment of Objectively Assessed Housing Needs Study 2014

Note: that this study has now been superseded by the Objectively Assessed Need for Housing: Adur District 2015 (see above).

Following the Duty to Co-operate (Housing) Study 2013, the local authorities within the Sussex Coast Housing Market Area (HMA) commissioned GL Hearn to update demographic projections and draw them together with wider evidence to provide an assessment of housing need up to 2031.

These updated projections take account of outputs from the 2011 Census, including the 2011-based interim Sub-National Population Projections (SNPP) and revised Mid-Year Population Estimates and components of change. The study also has regard to the Planning Practice Guidance published in March 2014.

This study therefore revises the assessment of housing need in the Duty- to Co-operate (Housing) Study 2013, and supersedes the Adur Locally Generated Housing Needs Study 2011.

Note: this superseded the Adur Locally-Generated Housing Needs Study (LGNS) (see below).

 

Adur Locally-Generated Housing Needs Study (LGNS) - May 2011

Note: that this study has now been superseded by the Objectively Assessed Need for Housing: Adur District 2015 (see above).

 

Updated Demographic Projections for Sussex Coast HMA Authorities - August 2013

Note: that this study has now been superseded by the Objectively Assessed Need for Housing: Adur District 2015 (see above).

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Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

What is a SHLAA?

Government guidance set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires all Councils to assess the amount of land available for housing development and publish the results in the form of a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

The primary role of the Assessment is to:

  • Identify sites with the potential for housing
  • Assess their housing potential
  • Assess when they are likely to be developed

the completed study forms part of the evidence base for Local Development Framework preparation and also the starting point for an annual monitoring of housing land availability.

A site's inclusion in the Assessment does not imply that it will be made available for housing. The SHLAA is a technical study and not a policy document. Its purpose is to identify possible housing sites and assess overall housing potential. Decisions on which sites should be brought forward for development will be determined through the Local Development Framework process.

Adur Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Update 2016

The SHLAA will be updated annually in December (with a 1st April base date) as part of the Council's Annual Monitoring Report.

However, the Adur Local Plan will be examined for its soundness by an independent Inspector, commencing 31st January 2017. In order to provide the most up to date position on all SHLAA sites, the Adur SHLAA 2016 Update has a base date of 31st October 2016. This document can be viewed below:

Representations received on this update are summarised here:

The full representations can also be viewed below:

Adur SHLAA 2015 Update

The SHLAA will be updated annually in December as part of the Councils Annual Monitoring Report. The SHLAA 2015 Update can be viewed below:

The SHLAA will be updated annually in December as part of the Councils Annual Monitoring Report. If you wish to submit a site to be considered for the next SHLAA update, please complete the Sites Assessment form below and return it by 1st April 2016.

Adur Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2014

Following changes to the planning system at national level, a full review of the Adur SHLAA 2009 has been published which can be downloaded below.
Its purpose is to provide an assessment of potential housing land within Adur to ensure that sufficient, suitable land is identified to meet the housing needs of the Adur.

The SHLAA is an important technical piece of evidence and has helped inform the housing distribution and strategic housing allocations in the Proposed Submission Adur Local Plan 2014.

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Methodology

The methodology used to prepare the SHLAA 2014 was based on the governments SHLAA Practice Guidance 2007 which was the most up to date guidance at the time this review commenced. Consultation on this methodology was undertaken in May/June 2013.

The Government has now published guidance on housing and economic land availability assessments within national Planning Practice Guidance (2014). whilst the guidance has reduced the number of stages for the study from ten to five, the main requirements remain consistent and the key principles used in the Council's methodology still apply and no significant changes have been made to the methodology used. However, for reporting purposes, the SHLAA sets out its findings using the five stages in the PPG. The methodology can be viewed below:

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SHLAA in the South Downs National Park

From the 1st of April 2013 the South Downs National Park Authority will directly receive all new SHLAA site submissions within its area.

The details on how to submit a SHLAA site within the South Downs National Park can be found on the SHLAA page on the South Downs National Park Authority's website.

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Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) Update 2012

As part of the evidence base for the Emerging Draft Local Plan, an update was provided to reflect current circumstances on sites and to add any new sites the Council had been made aware of since the publication of the SHLAA.  This update can be viewed at the following within the Background Evidence Document.

This should be read alongside the published SHLAA 2009 (below), which forms part of the background evidence to the Draft Adur Local Plan.

Adur Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) 2009

Note: This has been superseded by, but should be read alongside, the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) Update 2012 above.

Adur District Council has completed a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) as required by Government guidance previously set out in Planning Policy Statement 3: Housing and now the National Planning Policy Framework (2012) which has replaced PPS3. It is a key source of evidence which will inform the Local Development Framework (LDF) and will also be the starting point for the annual monitoring of housing land availability in the district.

The role of the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment is to identify sites with potential for housing development, assess their housing potential and estimate when they are likely to be developed. The document is an important evidence source to inform plan making, but Government guidance is very clear that the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment, in itself, does not determine whether a site should be allocated for housing development.

Adur District Council has undertaken Stages 1-6 set out in the Practice Guidance, including site surveys and identifying potential site yields. Consultants (Baker Associates) were appointed to undertake Stage 7 of the Guidance - assessing when and whether sites are likely to be developed. The Council then assessed the overall housing potential and supply as set out in Stages 8-10 of the Practice Guidance.

For further information about the SHLAA please contact the Planning Policy team.

SHLAA Reports and Documents

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Strategic Market Housing Assessment (SHMA)

Strategic Housing Market Assessments (SHMA) help local authorities to understand their local housing markets and assist them in developing their planning and housing policies. They provide an assessment of needs for all types of housing, taking account of demographic projections and the needs of different groups in the community, as well as housing demand and the level of housing supply necessary to meet this demand. The SHMA provides valuable insights into how housing markets operate both now and in the future and form a key element of the evidence base to support the Council’s Local Development Framework.

SHMA 2012

The Coastal West Sussex Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) Update was prepared by GL Hearn for the local authorities of Adur, Arun, Chichester and Worthing (which together comprise the Coastal West Sussex Sub-Region) and for the South Downs National Park Authority.

SHMA 2009

Note: this has been superseded by the SHMA 2012 above.

The first SHMA that covered Worthing was published in 2009 in a partnership of Councils in West Sussex to asses housing markets across the county.

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Housing Study (Duty to Co-operate) 2013

A Housing Duty to Co-operate Study has been completed by consultants GL Hearn to examine the housing requirements of authorities within the housing sub-market area (Adur, Arun, Brighton & Hove, Chichester, Lewes, Worthing and the South Downs National Park Authority). Linked to the SHMA update, this considers land supply and constraints to development (including the environment and infrastructure) in order to assess the appropriate balance between potential supply and demand for market and affordable housing at a district, and Housing Market Area level.

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Coastal West Sussex Strategic Housing Market Assessment

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (HMA)

Adur District Council, together with the other authorities in West Sussex, commissioned the consultants GVA Grimley to carry out a Strategic Housing Market Assessment across the County which looks at the sort of homes people currently live in, how much they cost and how far people travel to work.

The findings will develop and inform local and regional planning and housing policy in the future, including what types and tenure of homes should be built and where for the next 10 years. The final report was published in May 2009 and the full report and summary are available for download below:

In addition GVA Grimley produced an individual report for Adur District which is available for download below:

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Adur Housing Implementation Strategy 2016

This Housing Implementation Strategy has been prepared to support the Adur Local Plan 2011-2032, in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (paragraph 47).

It sets out the Council's proposed approach to managing the delivery of housing over the Local Plan period 2011-2032 in order to support the housing delivery target of 3718 dwellings.

The document includes the housing trajectory, identifies the sources of housing supply for the Plan period and the five year housing land supply position as at 1st April 2016 for housing completions and commitments and the position at 31st October 2016 for the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment.

As the Adur Local Plan will be examined for its soundness by an independent Inspector, commencing 31st January 2017 this document was produced to provide the most up to date position with a base date of 31st October 2016.

The document can be viewed below:

Representations received on this update are summarised here:

The full representations can also be viewed below:

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Adur District Five Year Housing Land Supply Assessment 2015-2020

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires local planning authorities to identify and update annually a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide five years worth of housing against their housing requirements with a buffer of 5% to ensure choice and competition for land or a 20% buffer where there is a record of persistent under delivery.

Adur District Council has measured its housing delivery against the objectively assessed need figure and as this figure has not been met for the past four years, a 20% buffer has been applied.

The Five Year Housing Land Supply Assessment covering the period 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2020 demonstrates that the Council cannot demonstrate a five year supply of land available for development. The full report can be viewed below:

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