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Five year housing land supply - Christchurch

The latest 5 year land supply document for Christchurch is published for the 2018/19 monitoring year and is based on the government’s standard methodology. The report, 5 year Housing Land Supply for Christchurch 2019-2024 shows that in the next 5 years of the plan period the housing supply is 1,668 measured against a target of 2,094 dwellings. This results in a shortfall of 426 dwellings, when a 20% buffer is applied. This equates to a 5 year supply for Christchurch of 3.98 years. The document also includes a trajectory showing anticipated delivery of housing against housing targets for the remaining plan period 2019 to 2028.

Previously, Christchurch and East Dorset have published a joint 5 year supply document covering the two former local authority areas of Christchurch and East Dorset. This was based on the joint housing target set out in Policy KS4 of the adopted Christchurch and East Dorset Core Strategy (2014).

For the 2018/19 monitoring year, BCP and Dorset Councils have made the decision to publish separate 5 year land supply reports for Christchurch and East Dorset. This decision is based on the move towards calculating overall 5 year land supply positions for the BCP and Dorset Councils, and with Christchurch and East Dorset now falling within the respective council areas.

For the 2019-2020 monitoring year onwards, the 5 year supply will be calculated separately for Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole until the BCP Local plan is adopted.

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