From 25 January 2019 (although see here for our commentary on the ambiguity surrounding the actual date), local planning authorities must use the new standard methodology for assessing housing need set out in the National Planning Policy Framework published in July 2018 (“NPPF”). As part of our ‘back to basics’ blog series, this blog post explores:
- how housing need should now be assessed and what implications that will have across the country;
- how housing delivery should be calculated; and
- whether the government is doing enough to tackle the problem of a broken housing market.