Monitoring

Mole Valley District Council is required to monitor the progress made on the preparation and implementation of the Local Plan through an Authority Monitoring Report.

Authority Monitoring Report

A report covering the period April 2018 - March 2019 was completed and is available to view (see 'Downloads'). The report covers:

  • the progress on the production of Local Plan documents; and
  • the monitoring of a framework of indicators including the number of dwellings completed, affordable housing and the delivery of land developed for employment purposes

Five Year Housing Land Supply

National planning policy requires local planning authorities, such as Mole Valley District Council, to identify and update annually a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide a minimum of five years' worth of housing against their housing requirement including a buffer.

The Council's Five Year Housing Land Supply Annual Review document is available (see 'Downloads').

Housing Delivery Test Action Plan

The Housing Delivery Test is an annual measurement that compares housing delivery against the number of homes required. If the test shows that housing delivery is below the amount of homes required, depending on the level of shortfall, certain policies will apply. Where delivery falls below 95% of the housing requirement, local planning authorities are required to prepare an Action Plan to assess the causes of under delivery and identify actions to increase delivery in the future.

The 2019 Housing Delivery Test results showed that housing delivery in the district was below 95% of the housing requirement. For that reason the Council was required to prepare an Action Plan in accordance with national planning policy. The 2020 Housing Delivery Test results, published on 19 January 2021, continue to show housing delivery in Mole Valley is below 95% therefore the Council is required to review and update the Action Plan in 2021.

Please see 'Downloads' to view the Council's latest Housing Delivery Test Action Plan.

For more information please contact planning.policy@molevalley.gov.uk.