Decision details

Five Year Housing Land Supply

Decision Maker: Strategy and Resources Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee considered the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance informing Members of the Council’s upcoming position in relation to the Five-Year Housing Land Supply (5YHLS).


The report provided background information regarding the 5YHLS to meet the Government’s requirement for Councils to demonstrate that there are sufficient sites available to meet the housing requirements for the next five years.  In addition, the report provided further information on the Council’s 5YHLS position and future work.  The draft Maldon District Council 5YHLS Statement for 2019 / 20 was attached as Appendix 1 to the report.


The Chairman put the recommendations as set out in the report.  This was duly seconded.


In response to a number of questions, the Lead Specialist Place provided Members with further information regarding the Council’s 5YHLS position and how this would affect the defence of planning appeals.  It was noted that the impact of the recent COVID pandemic was outside of the calculation, although the Essex Planning Officers Association had sought some leniency in respect of COVID but this had not been granted at this stage.


Following a comment regarding the proposed Member workshop, the Lead Specialist Place suggested that perhaps two workshops could be arranged, one during the daytime and another in the evening.  This was agreed.


The Chairman put the recommendations with the amendment to hold two member workshops.  This amendment was duly agreed.  The amended recommendations were then agreed by assent.




(i)              That the contents of the report be noted;


(ii)       That two Member workshops to be provided (one during the daytime and the other in the evening) for all Members in relation to the lack of a Five-Year Housing Land Supply and decision making.

Publication date: 09/12/2020

Date of decision: 24/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 24/11/2020 - Strategy and Resources Committee

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