Housing: Construction

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 22nd October 2018.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Objectively Assessed Need criteria includes population growth as a result of immigration.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The National Planning Policy Framework expects councils to identify their objectively assessed need for housing and other uses. The new Framework, published in July, expects a standard method to be used for assessing housing need, which is based on national projections of population and household growth. The population projections take into account anticipated changes in net migration based on past trends.

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