Five year housing supply statement

The National Planning Policy Framework1 (NPPF) requires local planning authorities to identify and update annually a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide five years’ worth of housing against their housing requirement.

It is expected that local planning authorities should have an identified five-year housing supply at all points during the plan period.

This document is iterative/live and will only provide the most accurate position of the five year housing land supply (5YHLS) at the time of publication. It is possible that sites will be omitted from the 5YHLS and then subsequently, when circumstances change, may feature again in a future iteration of the 5YHLS position (and vice versa). Likewise, delivery rates for included sites are not fixed and are subject to revision following correspondence with site promoters/ developers.

This statement covers the period 1st April 2019-31st March 2024 and replaces the June 2018 Housing Land Supply Position Statement. It sets out the housing requirement and assesses the land supply available to deliver this requirement.

Overall the statement concludes that there is a 9.9 year supply of deliverable housing land within Blackburn with Darwen.