Impact of new estimates of housing needs on the NHDC Local Plan - an update
We advised you a few weeks ago that the Inspector of the North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) Local Plan had asked NHDC to comment on the lower estimates of housing needs based on the latest projection for household growth in England published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). NHDC has posted its response to the Inspector on its website – please click here to view.
In summary, NHDC believes that it would be inappropriate to amend the proposed housing numbers within the Local Plan based on the ONS report. This is disappointing – but perhaps not surprising – news. It will, of course, be for the Inspector to decide whether NHDC’s rationale for retaining their original housing need projection is valid.