The Government’s National Planning Policy Framework has introduced a new Housing Delivery Test.
This measures how many homes have been built out in a local authority area over a three year period. If insufficient homes are delivered, then Councils face a range of consequences, including having to prepare an Action Plan.
Waltham Forest has passed the Housing Delivery Test over the last three years, achieving above target – 122%. However, the Council recognises that this will be more challenging to deliver in future and has therefore opted to prepare a Housing Delivery Test Action Plan as a proactive measure.