All local Planning Authorities in Wales have to ensure that sufficient land is available or will become available for a 5 year supply of housing land. National Planning Policy (Technical Advice Note 1) requires each Authority to prepare a Joint Housing Land Availability Study (JHLAS) every year.
The studies are part of the evidence base for the Local Development Plan (LDP) and are also used in the Annual Monitoring Report for the LDP. Housing sites with current planning permission, dwellings that have been built in the last year, or are currently under construction and those identified for residential purposes in the Adopted Development Plan are all included within the study. The latest Joint Housing Land Availability (JHLA) Study Report (June 2019) shows that: –
- 443 new dwellings were built in 2018/2019.
- At 1st April 2019, Monmouthshire had 4.0 years supply of housing land.
All of the sites in the study are available in a detailed JHLA Schedule (2019).