We have published details of our Five-Year Housing Land Supply each year since 2007. Whether the Council can demonstrate a Five-Year Housing Land Supply is important as it affects how planning applications for new housing are determined.
Housing Requirement / Local Housing Need
The Local Plan for Bolsover District (March 2020) sets out the housing requirement of 272 new homes a year for the Council’s Five-Year Housing Land Supply assessment, with a base date of 1st April 2014.
This housing requirement is drawn from the evidence provided by our Strategic Housing Market Assessment work and its identification of the Housing Objectively Assessed Need (OAN) for Bolsover District, as tested through the Local Plan Examination. This evidence and the Inspector’s Report can be viewed below:
- Housing Market Overview (November 2013) and Bolsover District Report (November 2013)
- Sensitivity Testing Analysis (March 2014)
- OAN Update Report (October 2017)
- Inspector’s Report into the Examination of the Local Plan for Bolsover District (January 2020)
For information, the housing requirement within the Local Plan for Bolsover District is above that currently identified through the application of the standard method set out in national planning guidance as published through the Government’s annual Housing Delivery Test.
Annual Position Statement of Five Year Housing Land Supply (December 2020)
We reported the Annual Position Statement of the Council’s Five-Year Housing Land Supply to Planning Committee at its meeting on 13 January 2021. This statement concludes that we have just over 10 years supply of deliverable sites for the period 2020/21 to 2024/25.
To read the Planning Committee, Annual Position Statement or to view the list of major development sites and their contribution to the Five-Year Housing Land Supply, please go to: