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POS UPDATE Nov 09

Date: 24/11/2009

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Five-year Land Supply for Housing in England as at April 2009

This statistical release is the first in an annual series summarising local planning authorities' reported assessment of the five-year land supply for housing. This release reports on the land supply for the five years from April 2009; go to   http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/landsupply2009 . As at April 2009:

  • 86 per cent of all Local Planning Authorities reported to have identified sufficient sites to supply 100 per cent or more of the housing requirement for the next 5 years.
  • The North East, North West, West Midlands and London had the highest proportions of Local Planning Authorities (91 per cent each) reporting at least a sufficient supply of land for housing requirements over the next 5 years.
  • The East Midlands and the South West had the lowest proportion of Local Planning Authorities (78 per cent each) reporting at least a sufficient supply of land for housing requirement over the next 5 years.

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 Planning for Places: Delivering good design through core strategies

An understanding of how a place works, what makes it special and the opportunities it offers is critical to developing a core strategy. This highly recommended CABE guide has been produced to help local authorities take a spatial approach to their strategy. Drawing on workshops, it helps planners place good design at the heart of their core strategies. Go to http://www.cabe.org.uk/publications/planning-for-places

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