Authority Monitoring Report (AMR)

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 2019/2020


Previous Authority/Annual Monitoring Reports

Five Year Land Supply

The purpose of a five year housing land supply is to provide an indication of whether there are sufficient sites available to meet the housing requirement over the next five year period. The Position Statement below sets out whether East Herts District Council is able to demonstrate a five year land supply of deliverable sites.

Five Year Housing Land Supply Position Statement

    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 2021 sets out that East Herts delivered 130% of its requirement. As such, no planning policy consequences apply.