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Five year housing land supply

Local planning authorities are required to demonstrate "a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide five years; worth of housing against their requirements" (NPPF, para 47). The supply should include an additional 5% "to ensure choice and competition in the market for land" (ibid.). However in cases where a local authority has a record of persistent under delivery, local planning authorities are expected to increase the buffer to 20%.

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