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***ROD: Greater Cambridge Housing Trajectory and Five-Year Housing Land Supply

1. To agree the Greater Cambridge Housing Trajectory and Five-Year Housing Land Supply Report (see Appendix 1) to be published on the Councils’ shared planning service website. The Greater Cambridge housing trajectory and five-year housing land supply calculations have been prepared jointly with South Cambridgeshire District Council, consistent with the adopted Local Plans.
2. To delegate any further minor editing changes to the Greater Cambridge Housing Trajectory and Five-Year Housing Land Supply Report to the Joint Director for Planning and Economic Development where they are technical matters.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/03/2022

Decision due: Before 28 Jun 2022 by Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Infrastructure

Department: Planning and Economic Development

Contact: Jenny Nuttycombe, Principal Planning Policy Officer Email: Jenny.Nuttycombe@greatercambridgeplanning.org, Claire Tunnicliffe, Committee Manager Email: claire.tunnicliffe@cambridge.gov.uk.

Background Information: The Greater Cambridge housing trajectory is used by the Councils to calculate their five-year housing land supply and to demonstrate that anticipated housing delivery will meet or exceed the housing requirements set out in their Local Plans. The housing trajectory and five-year supply calculations are required to be updated annually. The next five-year period starts on 1 April 2022, and therefore calculations for this period (2022-2027) need to be agreed and published before this date. An alternative option would be to not publish the Greater Cambridge Housing Trajectory and Five-Year Housing Land Supply Report. However, national planning policy and guidance requires that a local planning authority should identify and annually update their five-year supply of specific deliverable housing sites. A new housing trajectory is required to establish the Greater Cambridge five-year housing land supply for the purposes of making planning decisions.

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