Spatial planning research

Research, reports and evidence

The Local Plan documents are supported by research reports, technical papers, on-going studies and surveys. These are largely prepared or commissioned by us. Other relevant research from other organisations, particularly the Greater London Authority has also been published in this section.

Please use the links below to view evidence on:

Housing Including the five year housing supply, the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and the Housing Market Assessment
Employment Including the  Employment Land Study
Retail and town centre uses Including the Retail Needs Study
Open space Including an Open Space Audit
Other matters  Including background papers on tall buildings, flooding and waste
Census information. Including information from the most recent Census

Monitoring

The Localism Act 2011 made amendments to the Planning and Compulsory 2004 Act . The duty to monitor continues and local planning authorities must publish a monitoring report directly to the public at least yearly.

We published our latest report in July 2016:

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