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Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN HL2261, tabled on 5 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will commence to review the 'standard method' of calculating housing need, following the February 2019 commitment by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government to do so within 18 months.

Answered on

16 March 2020

In February 2019, the Government response to the technical consultation on updates to national planning policy and guidance, committed to review the standard method for assessing local housing need within 18 months. This is to establish a new approach that balances the need for clarity, simplicity and transparency for local communities with the Government’s aspirations for the housing market. Further details will follow in due course.

As the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced on 12 March we will review the standard method for assessing local housing need and remain committed to ensuring it is consistent with our manifesto commitment of delivering 300,000 homes a year by the mid 2020's. Further details will follow in due course.