Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment, Selby District Council

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For further information please contact:

Ivan Tennant
0207 851 4971
07851 243426
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Client: Selby District Council
Location: Selby, Yorkshire
Discipline(s): Economic Planning, Planning

Selby District Council in Yorkshire needed a review of both their housing and employment land needs over the plan period to 2040 to inform their strategic plan making.

Our Economic Planning team used bespoke modelling techniques using demographic trends to assess housing need. Our team reviewed the existing evidence base to produce a recommended employment land requirement by use class.

Key issues the study addressed where:

  • the influence that York and the Leeds City Region would have on demand for homes; and
  • the provision of strategic employment sites at the edges of the district.

Outcome

The report provided a comprehensive assessment of housing and employment land needs across the district.

A number of sites Selby District Council was seeking to allocate in the Local Plan were close to neighbouring local authorities. For this reason an analysis of any homes provided above MHCLG’s standard method for arriving at the housing needs figure was captured through multiple commuting scenarios.

The challenge of the local housing market being influenced by the two cities of Leeds and York was addressed through a sub area analysis and appropriate benchmarking of data throughout the analysis.

The team were also able to deliver the work within a tight time frame to meet the Local Plan review programme.

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Contacts
For further information please contact:

Ivan Tennant
0207 851 4971
07851 243426
Contact Ivan Tennant

GL Hearn provided a highly experienced team of professionals to provide a robust piece of evidence on the future scale of economic growth, ensuring that its relationship with housing growth was fully explored and reflected in its recommendations. Furthermore, the document provided a thorough analysis of the housing needs of the district, including affordable housing need.
Planning Policy team
Selby District Council