We have to complete a Housing Delivery Test (HDT) every year to make sure enough homes are being built to meet Harlow’s housing need.
The test compares the number of actual new homes built in Harlow over the previous 3 years with the number of homes that were needed over that same period.
Number of homes needed
|2015 to 2016||326|
|2016 to 2017||329|
|2017 to 2018||353|
Total number of homes needed: 1008
Number of homes built
|2015 to 2016||225|
|2016 to 2017||340|
|2017 to 2018||281|
Number of homes delivered: 846
Housing Delivery Test 2018 measure: 84%
Housing Delivery Test 2018 consequence: Buffer
As the delivery test was below 85% we will need to make sure 20% more homes are built in the next 5 years above the housing requirement.
As the delivery test was below 95% we have to prepare an Action Plan to address the reasons for the shortfall and the actions we will take to improve delivery in the future.