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Urban-focussed Housing Need Method


13/01/2021

Having introduced proposals to amend the way in which local housing need is calculated alongside a planning white paper in August 2020, government has recently announced a revision to the formula seeking to encourage more homes to be built in England’s largest cities and urban areas. Further details are expected to be published shortly.
 
LVA welcomes changes at national policy level that encourage the delivery of sustainable sites throughout the UK to contribute towards the government’s target of building 300,000 new homes across England each year by the mid-2020s, noting the vital role that both urban and countryside areas have in doing so.