In October 2018 Councillor Horn instructed Officers to re-evaluate the supply of deliverable housing land sites in the Mid Suffolk District, having regard to the July 2018 NPPF and to pro-actively review with developers the evidence of deliverability for allocated sites or those with outline planning permission across the District.
This work has been undertaken as a matter of priority and the attached draft Housing Land Supply Position Statement 2018/19 for Mid Suffolk District Council has been prepared for consultation.
The draft statement includes various technical evidence and assumptions about building activity and it is therefore important that we consult on our findings so that they are robust and can give the confidence that Members expect. As a consultation document the local planning authority should not rely upon its robustness in decision taking until the consultation and evaluation of comments has concluded (para 1.10) and a final position been established.
A 6 week consultation will start on Thursday 17th January 2019, inviting interested parties, as set out in the NPPF (small and large developers, land promoters, private and public land owners, infrastructure providers (such as utility providers, highways, etc), upper tier authorities (county councils) and neighbouring authorities with adjourning or cross-boundary sites) to comment on the document.
A consultation web page will be published and responses can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please direct any queries to Steven Stroud or Bron Curtis.