Why will this plan be better than the last one?
The Government requires local authorities to make a local plan, and also to have a five year supply of housing land. Having a local plan helps towards achieving a supply of housing land, as some housing allocations can be counted in the supply. However, if an authority doesn’t have a housing land supply, developers can make a strong case for applications on land which is not in the local plan. In some places, there has been a lot more housing permitted than the last local plan identified. The GNLP will make every effort to address this issue. If we identify more land for homes in a new local plan it will give us more control over where growth should go, and reduce the chances of applications being granted on other sites.