Savills has reported that more local authorities in England are withdrawing their Local Plans from the examination process.

Those within the Thames Valley and East of England regions include Chiltern and South Bucks District, East Cambridgeshire District, St Albans District and Uttlesford District.

They are among 68 authorities which have yet to submit a draft plan for examination.

An update by Savills’ research analysts Hamish Simmie and James Hewitt, reveals increasing numbers of authorities are falling short in being able to demonstrate a five-year land supply. They report 46 per cent of them have neither a five-year land supply nor an up-to date Local Plan.

David Bainbridge, director in the planning team at Savills Oxford, said: “More local authorities need to re-double efforts to get up to date Local Plans in place if the Government’s ambition for 300,000 homes per year is to be achieved.”

Images (courtesy of Savills) show (left) authorities’ Local Plan status and (right) their five-year land supply status. 


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