A five-year housing land supply is a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide a minimum of five-years-worth of housing against a local housing requirement. National planning policy requires local planning authorities to maintain a five-year housing land supply, failure to do so will result in a ‘tilted balance’ in favour of the grant of planning permission for sustainable developments and local planning policies rendered out of date.

In instances where a five-year supply cannot be demonstrated, a ‘window of opportunity’ is created for some sites that would otherwise be in conflict with the most important policies for housing.

Where five-year housing land supply is disputed, unclear or marginal, P&DG has the skills and expertise to explore and interrogate the level of supply including deliverability. The detail of the assessment can be tailored to specific client needs, aspirations, development scale and complexity.

At P&DG, we pride ourselves in creating opportunities to secure the best possible outcomes for our clients, including the feasibility of five-year land supply.


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