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Housing Need Resources
LBU Webinar: Housing Need or Housing Demand - what's the difference & why does it matter?
An excellent webinar from Leeds Beckett University Planning School, recorded on March 24th 2022, with guest speakers:
- David Madden - London School of Economics
- Peter Bill - Property Week & author of ‘Broken Homes’
- Jackie Copley & Andrew Wood - CPRE
- Merle Gering - FOI campaigner
Housing and economic needs assessment - courtesy of GOV.UK
Guidance for Councils on how to assess their housing needs.
Housing Delivery Test - courtesy of GOV.UK
The Housing Delivery Test is an annual measurement of housing delivery in the area of relevant plan-making authorities.
This Government rule book sets out the method for calculating the Housing Delivery Test result.
CPA Submission: Lords Select Committee for the Built Environment
In September 2021 we submitted a response to the House of Lords Built Environment Committee, which launched an inquiry on the demand for new housing in the UK and how barriers to meeting this demand can be overcome.
In summary we proposed that the inquiry should recommend the following actions:
- A review of the national housing target, with Census 2021 data as the trigger;
- That Government policy should deliver for housing need, not just demand, and for renters as well as home buyers, while investment in social housing must be prioritised;
- The need for far greater and more meaningful community participation, not less, across the planning system, so that outcomes are improved for everyone. And that genuine community participation should be a core component of all future planning policy, including mandatory referendums for Local Plans.
You can view our full submission at the link below.
CPA Submission: Ox-Cam ARC Spatial Framework Consultation
In October 2021 we submitted a response to the consultation, “Creating a vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc”.
We said that any future framework produced for the area needs to be evidence-led and community-driven, and must minimise damage to the environment.
If this consultation is to be genuine, with outcomes not already pre-decided, as indications in press coverage in recent years would lead one to believe, it must also consider seriously two further alternatives. One of those being a 'do-nothing' strategy of no spatial framework for the Arc, and the other, a spatial framework that delivers only local housing need and associated infrastructure.
Read our full submission by clicking on the link.
LBU Webinar: Housing supply, affordability, and access to land
Chaired by Dr Quintin Bradley, Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University Planning School, this webinar was recorded on May 20th 2021.
The speakers included:
- Phil Collings - Head of Disposals, Northern Division, Homes England
- Adam Brannen - Head of Regeneration, Leeds City Council
- Rosie Pearson - Founder, Community Planning Alliance
- Daniel Starkey - Associate at Spawforths
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