Monitoring and Five Year Land Supply

The Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) monitors the implementation of the Council's planning policies in the District Plan and covers a wide range of issues such as housing, employment and transport.

The AMR also includes an update on the progress and implementation of the Council’s Local Development Scheme (LDS), which sets the timetable for the preparation of future Local Development Document’s, and reports on progress of Neighbourhood Planning in the district too.

Meeting the housing needs is a national issue and Local Planning Authorities are required to annually update and identify a supply of deliverable sites to provide 5 years’ worth of housing against the housing requirement. As such the Council has separately provided detailed information on the latest Five Year Land Supply and Housing Delivery Test (HDT) on this page.

Current Authority Monitoring Report

The AMR reports on the period between 1st April and 31st March each year, the latest version is available below:

Authority Monitoring Report 2022-23


Previous Authority/Annual Monitoring Reports

Five Year Land Supply

The 5-year housing land supply is a calculation of whether there is a deliverable supply of homes to meet the planned housing requirement. The Position Statement below sets out the Council’s latest land supply position. An addendum to the Position Statement has been produced following the release of new affordability ratios on the 25 March 2024.

March 2024: Five Year Housing Land Supply Position Statement

April 2024: Position Statement Addendum 

Housing Delivery Test

The Housing Delivery Test (HDT) was introduced by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) in 2018 to ensure that local authorities and other stakeholders are held accountable for their role in ensuring new homes are delivered.

The HDT assesses the number of homes built in local authority areas over the previous three years and compares these against local housing requirements. These results are published annually on Housing Delivery Test - GOV.UK. 

There are planning policy consequences for not meeting the Housing Delivery Test, these are set out in the NPPF. The latest measurement in 2022 sets out that East Herts delivered 125% of its requirement. As such, no planning policy consequences apply.