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On 30th March 2011 government guidance on local plan monitoring was withdrawn.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.

 South Worcestershire Authorities' Monitoring Report 2012-13. 

Wychavon Five Year Housing Land Supply (July 2014)

The Five Year Housing Land Supply report provides a full explanation of the five year housing land supply (5YHLS) calculation for Wychavon District Council as required 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 2019. The report includes an appropriate in depth analysis of sites with planning permission and those that are proposed allocations in the submitted South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) to provide additional evidence about deliverability and to ensure that the supply calculation is robust. The report and accompanying appendices can be viewed by following the links below:

Update - Progress Report on Five Year Land Supply (October 2014)

Further to the Wychavon Five Year Housing Land Supply Report published above (July 2014) the Council are providing an update on the progress made in the six months from April 2014 to October 2014.

The October Progress Report does not set out a new five year housing land supply position instead it sets out the progress made within the first six months against major components of supply to demonstrate the robustness of the data and assumptions set out in the July Report.

The October report can be viewed by following the link below:

Progress Report on Five Year Land Supply (October 2014)

Wychavon Housing Land Supply Monitor 2013

The Housing Land Supply Monitor (HLSM) is the principal information source for annual housing supply updates within Wychavon. The HLSM  sets out an analysis of the housing land situation in terms of both allocated and non allocated i.e. windfall housing sites. The HLSM  study examines the trend in housing completions, progress in the provision of affordable housing and the contributions towards the supply of housing on previously developed land.

The document provides analysis of commitments and the future supply of housing. 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.

Housing Land Supply Monitor 2013


For further information please contact:

Rebecca Burridge

Planning Officer (Policy)


Telephone: 01386 565163