Five year housing land supply position (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2022)

Paragraph 47 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires that local planning authorities should identify and update annually a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide five years worth of housing against their housing requirements with an additional buffer of 5% to ensure choice and competition in the market for land. Where there has been a record of persistent under delivery of housing, local planning authorities should increase the buffer to 20%.

Salford City Council has published a housing and economic land availability assessment covering the period between 2017 and 2035. As part of this, the number of net additional dwellings that are likely to be delivered over the five-year period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2022 has been identified as 17,688.

Having regard to the potential supply of 17,688 net additional dwellings, the council has given consideration to what an appropriate housing requirement for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2022 is, and also whether a 5% or 20% buffer should be added to this requirement.

The five-year land supply position is set out in detail in the report and associated annexes (including ward plans) that are available to download below. The report identifies that there is a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide five years worth of housing against Salford's housing requirements. Given this, and in accordance with paragraph 49 of the NPPF, relevant policies for the supply of housing can be considered up-to-date.

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This page was last updated on 17 November 2017

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