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City of York Planning Policy Housing Delivery Action Plan

Meeting: 09/12/2021 - Executive (Item 70)

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The Corporate Director of Place to present a report which asks Executive to approve the council’s first Planning Policy ‘Housing Delivery Action Plan’ (HDAP), prepared in response to the Government’s introduction of the Housing Delivery Test.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That Housing Delivery Action Plan be approved and its implementation across corporate teams be supported.

 

Reason:     To ensure that the council complies with its duties as set out within the NPPF and PPG (setting out appropriate actions for the council to consider and explore in the short, medium and long term in an attempt to increase housing supply and delivery) and to fulfil the council’s approach for ‘creating homes and world-class infrastructure’ within the Council Plan 2019 2023.

 

                   (ii)      That authority be delegated to the Executive Member for Economy & Strategic Planning to sign off the publication version of the HDAP.

 

Reason:     To agree the presentation of the publication version of the HDAP.

Minutes:

The Corporate Director of Place and the Development Officer, Forward Planning presented a report which sought approval for the council’s first Planning Policy ‘Housing Delivery Action Plan’ (HDAP), prepared in response to the Government’s introduction of the Housing Delivery Test (HDT) in November 2018.

 

The HDT measured the number of new homes actually delivered in the Local Planning Authority (LPA) area over the past 3 years as a percentage of those that should have been delivered.  York’s  result in 2020 showed that the council had delivered 83.7% of the city’s net requirement, which meant that an HDAP must be published.  The draft HDAP, at Annex A to the report, set out the context of York’s housing market and outlined a range of measures for the council’s continued support of housing delivery, including working with housing associations and developers to maximise delivery in line with the emerging Local Plan.

 

In response to matters raised under Public Participation, officers confirmed that:

·        targets were close to being met, even during 2019/20 with the difficulties caused by the pandemic;

·        97.7% delivery had been achieved against the Local Plan requirement, as stated in paragraph 12 of the report;

·        the granting of planning permission did not necessarily result in developments.

 

The Executive Member for Finance & Performance and the Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods expressed their support for the proposals, and it was

 

Resolved:  (i)      That Housing Delivery Action Plan be approved and its implementation across corporate teams be supported.

 

Reason:     To ensure that the council complies with its duties as set out within the NPPF and PPG (setting out appropriate actions for the council to consider and explore in the short, medium and long term in an attempt to increase housing supply and delivery) and to fulfil the council’s approach for ‘creating homes and world-class infrastructure’ within the Council Plan 2019 2023.

 

                   (ii)      That authority be delegated to the Executive Member for Economy & Strategic Planning to sign off the publication version of the HDAP.

 

Reason:     To agree the presentation of the publication version of the HDAP.


 

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