Annual Monitoring Reports

The Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) assesses and reports on the progress of the Adopted Local Plan and other planning policy documents. In doing so, it monitors how successfully the policies of the plan are being implemented. The latest AMR covers the period from the 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017.

The council has a positive strategy for growth and the headlines in the latest AMR reflect this. The headlines of this year’s AMR are:

  • The council adopted the Local Plan Housing Statement (LPHS) in December 2016. The Local Plan Housing Statement (LPHS) was the first step in preparing the Havant Borough Local Plan 2036.
  • Of the 662 gross dwelling completions during the monitoring year, 52% (345 dwellings) were built on previously developed land (PDL).
  • Of the 649 net dwelling completions during the monitoring year, 25% (165 dwellings) were affordable dwellings.
  • At present the council has approximately a 4.9 year housing supply with a 5% buffer, or a 4.3 year supply with a 20% buffer.
  • The brands Next and Marks & Spencer opened in the Solent Retail Park, Havant Town Centre, in April and July 2016 respectively.
  • From the above, the 2009 based projected requirement for new comparison retail floorspace in Havant Borough (as part of Policy CS4) has been met and exceeded by 13,111 sqm.
  • A net total of 19,466 of employment floorspace was completed during the monitoring year.
  • Havant Borough’s unemployment rate has fallen from 5.1% to 4%.
  • The council hosted design workshops with residents in March 2017 to help create a master plan for the Southleigh Strategic Site.

Annual Monitoring Reports