Other Planning Policy
Five Year Supply Open or Close
We have published details of our 5 year housing supply each year since 2007. Whether the Council can demonstrate a 5 year supply of ‘deliverable’ housing is important as it affects how planning applications for new housing are determined.
Housing Objectively Assessed Need
To establish the Housing Objectively Assessed Need (OAN) for Bolsover District, in 2013 we commissioned in co-operation with our partner authorities of the North Derbyshire and Bassetlaw Housing Market Area a Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA). This was updated in 2014 to take account of the updated methodology set out in the National Planning Practice Guidance. Now, in light of 2014 Sub National Population projections and the Sub National Household projections that were published in 2016, we and our partners commissioned a SHMA OAN Update report and this was completed in October 2017.
This SHMA evidence can be viewed below:
- Housing Market Overview and Bolsover District reports (November 2013)
- Sensitivity Testing Analysis (March 2014).
- OAN Update Report (October 2017)
Based on this evidence, the Housing Objectively Assessed Need annual requirement for Bolsover District is 272 dwellings per year, with a base date of 1 April 2014.
2018/19 Five Year Supply update
We have updated the assessment of our 5-year supply of deliverable housing sites to take account of completions and permissions at 31 March 2018 and the proposals contained within the emerging new Local Plan for Bolsover District. This update was reported to Planning Committee at its meeting on 4 July 2018.
Based on this updated assessment, we conclude that we have just over 7.75 years supply of deliverable sites for the period 2018/19 to 2022/23. Therefore, the saved planning policies within the adopted Bolsover District Local Plan (February 2000) related to the supply of housing can be given more weight in the determination of planning applications.
To read the 5-year housing supply committee report, assessment or to view the detailed schedule of residential sites within the housing supply go to:
Brownfield Land Register Open or Close
The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 requires the Council to prepare, maintain and publish a register of previously developed (Brownfield) land. This register was first published by 31st December 2017 and was reviewed in November 2018.
The purpose of brownfield land registers is to provide up-to-date and consistent information on previously developed land that is considered to be appropriate for residential development. The Government hopes that this will help housebuilders to identify suitable sites quickly and speed up the construction of new homes.
The Regulations 2017 set out the criteria which local authorities have to follow in preparing and publishing a Brownfield land register. This requires that the register is provided in a spreadsheet style and published in a standard data format. The register consists of two parts; Part 1 should comprise all brownfield sites that a local planning authority has assessed as appropriate for residential development and Part 2 as a subset of Part 1 which is optional. However, Bolsover’s Brownfield Land Register currently comprises only a Part 1 register.
In total, 15 brownfield sites have been identified which comprise approximately 32.3 ha of housing land and could accommodate up to 757 dwellings. To identify these sites different sources of datasets (e.g. brownfield sites from Housing Land Availability Assessment, brownfield sites with planning permission, etc.) were utilised.
It is required that Brownfield land registers should be published in a ’csv’ format and an INSPIRE compliant polygon format. Bolsover’s Brownfield Land Register is available for download below in these required formats (and also in Excel):
- BDC’s Brownfield Land Register in Excel format
- BDC’s Brownfield Land Register in csv format
- BDC’s Brownfield Land Register in INSPIRE compliant polygon format (.shp .shx .dbf .prj)
Further information on the requirements for brownfield land registers can be viewed on the Government’s National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG) website.
The Brownfield Register is published under the Open Government Licence.