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Housing Delivery Test (HDT) Action Plan

View our Housing Delivery Test (HDT) Action Plan which details how we'll help deliver new homes in our area


The Government have introduced a new test for Local Planning Authorities. This is part of a range of measures they're seeking to introduce to help achieve their ambition for 300,000 + new homes to be built every year in England by the mid 2020’s. This new test is called the Housing Delivery Test (HDT).

The HDT measures how many new homes have been delivered over the previous three years, against how many new homes should have been delivered. Results are published by Government each year, and expressed as a percentage.   

The results:

  • govern the actions or measures we're required to take, or the penalties we face
  • are fixed for the year and only change when the next set of results are published

HDT action plan and update

Our HDT result for 2018 meant we prepared an action plan. The result for 2019 required us to update our action plan. You can view both of these below, alongside our latest housing trajectory schedule.

Our action plan, and update, explore:

  • National and local contexts
  • our current housing land supply position
  • past housing delivery


  • outlines the many proactive measure we're currently taking to enable new homes to be delivered
  • provides a detailed analysis of the latest housing trajectory schedule and other data sources

Based upon the above, we set out a series of appropriate actions necessary to enable the increase of both supply and delivery of new homes moving forward.

View our HDT action plan

View our HDT action plan update

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