Planning Policy Monitoring
Authorities' Monitoring Reports (AMRs)
The purpose of Authorities' Monitoring Reports (AMRs), is to report progress on the local plan against the timetable and milestones set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS), and to assess the extent to which planning policies are being implemented.
The AMR assesses whether policies are achieving their objectives and whether sustainable development is being delivered; if policies have had their intended consequences; whether policy assumptions and objectives behind policies are still relevant; and if targets set in the plan are being achieved.
Changes to the Monitoring Process
The Council previously had a duty to produce and submit Annual Monitoring Reports to the Government.
The Localism Act removed the requirement for local planning authorities to produce an annual monitoring report for Government, while retaining the overall duty to monitor.
On 30th March 2011 government guidance on local plan monitoring was withdrawn.
Certain aspects of monitoring remain legislative requirements whilst others can be determined locally and through the development of local plans.
From the 2011/12 edition, AMRs are termed 'Authorities' Monitoring Reports'.
The 2010 edition was the first joint Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) prepared for South Worcestershire by the constituent local planning authorities of Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon District Council. The three South Worcestershire authorities will continue to undertake a joint monitoring approach (see the South Worcestershire Development Plan website for further joint monitoring information and for previous editions).
Authority Monitoring Reports cover the period 1st April - 31st March of each monitoring year. Please click on the link below to download the South Worcestershire Authorities' Monitoring Report 2012-13.
Wychavon Five Year Housing Land Supply (July 2016)
The Five Year Housing Land Supply report provides a full explanation of the five year housing land supply (5YHLS) calcilation for Wychavon District Council as requied by the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). It sets out the housing requirement, delivery to-date and identifies deliverable housing sites for the next five years to 31 March 2021. The report includes an appropriate in depth analysis of sites with planning permission and those allocated in the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) to provide additional evidence about deliverability and to ensuer that the supply calculation is robust. The report and accompanying appendices can be viewed by following the links below:
Wychavon Wide Worcester Area Five Year Housing Land Supply (July 2016)
Further to the adoption of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP, February 2016) Wychavon are required to publish a five year housing land supply report for the newly created sub-area Wychavon Wide Worcester Area (WWA) which adjoins Worcester City's administrative boundary. The report sets out the housing requirement, delivery to-date and identifies deliverable housing sites for the next five year to 31 March 2021. The report includes an appropriate analysis of sites with planning permission and those that are allocations in the adopted SWDP to provide additional evidence about deliverability and to ensure that the supply calculation is robust. The report can be viewed by following the link below:
Wychavon Housing Land Supply Monitor 2014
The Housing Land Supply Monitor (HLSM) is one of the principal information sources for annual housing supply updates in Wychavon. The HLSM examines the trend in planning permissions, housing completions, progress in the provision of affordable housing and the contributions towards the supply of housing on previously developed land.
This document no longer contains the Five Year Housing Land Supply position and calculation, instead this and the supporting evidence is published separately. Please click on the link below to view the HLSM.
For further information please contact:
Planning Officer (Policy)
Telephone: 01386 565163