Undertaking detailed assessments of council and local authority land supply is a crucial part of the planning permission puzzle.
The Government requires councils to annually report on housing land supply to identify whether they have enough sites to meet housing requirements over a five-year period.
Whether or not a council can demonstrate this five-year supply can be an important determining factor in whether planning permission is granted. If you are preparing a planning application or a planning appeal for residential development, an assessment of the five-year supply can provide useful evidence to support your proposal.
How we work with you
We have extensive experience in undertaking detailed assessments of council housing land supplies. This includes reviewing the housing requirement used as part of the calculation, scrutinising the deliverability of individual sites, estimating planning application fees and testing alternative approaches that keep your goals front and centre.
We also undertake retail and employment land supply assessments as part of the preparation of planning applications and planning appeals.