Pressure on Local Authorities to Meet Annual New Housing Needs

The Local Housing Need is the government's new standard method for calculating the number of new homes required to be built in each local planning authority area.

Local Housing Need has been calculated as per the government's method set out in planning practice guidance, using 2014-based household projections and the 2018 median house price to workplace-based earnings ratio.

In some circumstances, the annual LHN figure may be capped depending on the status of strategic policies and overall level of increase in the housing requirement. The cap has not been applied in calculating the 2019 LHN figures below.


Local Authorities have targets to meet for annual house building


Luton UA's Local Housing Need

Luton UA's annual Local Housing Need is 1440 dwellings per annum.

This is based on total household growth of 11323 dwellings between 2019 and 2029, with an adjustment factor of 1.272 applied.

For reference, the 2018 LHN figure was 1394 dwellings per annum.

Bedford UA's Local Housing Need

Bedford UA's annual Local Housing Need is 1345 dwellings per annum.

This is based on total household growth of 9864 dwellings between 2019 and 2029, with an adjustment factor of 1.364 applied.

For reference, the 2018 LHN figure was 1319 dwellings per annum.


Central Bedfordshire UA's Local Housing Need

Central Bedfordshire UA's annual Local Housing Need is 2477 dwellings per annum.

This is based on total household growth of 17339 dwellings between 2019 and 2029, with an adjustment factor of 1.429 applied.

For reference, the 2018 LHN figure was 2478 dwellings per annum.


Milton Keynes UA's Local Housing Need

Milton Keynes UA's annual Local Housing Need is 1876 dwellings per annum.

This is based on total household growth of 14420 dwellings between 2019 and 2029, with an adjustment factor of 1.301 applied.

For reference, the 2018 LHN figure was 1887 dwellings per annum.


Dacorum's Local Housing Need

Dacorum's annual Local Housing Need is 1111 dwellings per annum.

This is based on total household growth of 7324 dwellings between 2019 and 2029, with an adjustment factor of 1.517 applied.

For reference, the 2018 LHN figure was 1145 dwellings per annum.


Aylesbury Vale's Local Housing Need

Aylesbury Vale's annual Local Housing Need is 1474 dwellings per annum.

This is based on total household growth of 10167 dwellings between 2019 and 2029, with an adjustment factor of 1.45 applied.

For reference, the 2018 LHN figure was 1494 dwellings per annum.


North Hertfordshire's Local Housing Need

North Hertfordshire's annual Local Housing Need is 996 dwellings per annum.

This is based on total household growth of 7025 dwellings between 2019 and 2029, with an adjustment factor of 1.418 applied.

For reference, the 2018 LHN figure was 993 dwellings per annum.

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