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Housing Delivery

The National Planning Policy Framework requires that local planning authorities should identify and update annually a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide a minimum of five years’ worth of housing supply (HLS) against their housing requirement. The HLS is calculated by comparing the anticipated supply of new homes within the district over a five-year period against the Council’s housing requirement and is published within the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR). 

You can find information and documents relating to housing delivery on this page.



Draft Housing land supply consultation: Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have prepared separate Babergh and Mid Suffolk draft HLS Position Statements for consultation. The deadline for comments is 5pm on 16th August 2019. Comments can be sent to The Housing Delivery project team and will inform the final HLS Position Statements to be published in due course.



Housing Delivery Test Action Plans: Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils adopted Housing Delivery Test Action Plans in July 2019.


Mid Suffolk interim HLS,March 2019: Mid Suffolk District Council reviewed the five-year housing land supply for the district in March 2019. The purpose of the final report is to provide an updated assessment of the housing land supply position in Mid Suffolk, having regard to recent changes in national policy and guidance in respect of housing requirements and establishing a land supply.

The final report is an informal planning document and does not form part of the statutory Development Plan or any adopted background document such as the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR).

It is a material consideration in the assessment and determination of planning applications in the district between the date of publication and the date of any other statement on housing land supply (such as may be contained within the AMR) published subsequently.

 Additional appendices to the report are available:


If you have any questions please email the Housing Delivery project team