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 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016.

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

  • The adopted Local Plan sets out a housing requirement of 6,300 net additional dwellings between 2006 and 2026, equivalent to a target of 315 per annum. Nevertheless, a recent appeal decision determined that the council’s five year housing supply position should be based on objectively assessed need (OAN).
  • The Partnership of Urban South Hampshire (PUSH) published a Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) in March 2016. The SHMA follows the Government’s methodology and sets out the objectively assessed need (OAN) for housing. The SHMA housing need figure for Havant is 11,250 dwellings between 2011 and 2036.
  • Using this figure, the five year supply has been calculated as 450 dwellings per annum. The 450 figure supersedes the 315 figure until a target is established in the new Local Plan.
  • A net total of 165 affordable homes were built throughout the borough during the reporting year (28% of net completions).  
  • Of the 629 gross completions during the reporting year, 167 (i.e. 27%) were built on previously developed land (PDL).
  • The latest figures reported by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) in July 2016 reported that the borough’s employment density (jobs per head of resident population aged 16-64) increased from 0.73 in 2013 to 0.74 in 2014.
  • Branches of Next and Marks & Spencer opened in April and July 2016 respectively. This was outside of this AMR’s monitoring year; however, their construction and staff recruitment process took place in the monitoring year and thus contributed to the Employment and Skills Plan.

Annual Monitoring Reports