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5-Year Housing Land Supply & Housing Trajectory

According to the definition in the National Planning Policy Framework and associated guidance, the '5-Year Land Supply' is a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide 5 years’ worth of housing against a housing requirement set out in adopted strategic policies, or against a local housing need figure where appropriate.


Current position (2022/23): 9.1 years' worth of housing supply

Related documents:

Main elements in the current calculation

  1. Stepped requirement:

    • 170 dwellings per annum (2011-2021)

    • 245 dwellings per annum (2021-2026)

    • 320 dwellings per annum (2026-2036)

  2. Distribution of current shortfall: Liverpool approach​

  3. 5% buffer​

  4. ​3.99% lapse rate on sites with planning permission​

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