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Housing Delivery Test Action Plan

The Housing Delivery Test (HDT) was introduced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) in 2018 to ensure that local authorities and other stakeholders are held accountable for their role in ensuring new homes are delivered.

The HDT assesses the number of homes built in local authority areas over the previous three years and compares these against local housing requirements. Local Planning Authorities that fail to meet delivery targets are required to take appropriate action to address under delivery.

Adur District Council scored 41%, with an under delivery of approximately 300 homes over the last three years. As a consequence of the HDT result, the Council is required to prepare an Action Plan and to add a 20% buffer to the five year housing land supply calculation.

Worthing Borough Council scored 93% with an under delivery of approximately 100 homes over the last three years. As a consequence of the HDT result, the Council is required to prepare an Action Plan.

Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council Housing Delivery Test Action Plans

Each Council has produced a Housing Delivery Test Action Plan. The purpose of the Action Plan is to identify key issues for the under-delivery of new housing in the district/borough and outlines what actions will be taken to increase and maintain delivery levels.

The Plans outline a number of actions to increase housing delivery and ensure that this is maintained over the longer term.

To help increase future housing delivery, the Councils would welcome suggestions on any future actions from interested stakeholders.

The Housing Delivery Test Action Plans covers the period 2019/20 and can be downloaded below.


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