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Medway Housing Delivery Test Action Plan

Meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet (Item 11)

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This report provided details of the Council’s third Housing Delivery Test (HDT) Action Plan. It had been prepared in response to the publication of the Housing Delivery Test results in January 2021.


The report stated that despite record high rates of housebuilding in Medway in 2019/20, with 1,130 new homes built, development in recent years had not met the defined levels of housing needed. The Action Plan considered the factors influencing housebuilding in Medway, and actions that the Council could promote to boost the delivery of new homes.


The report also stated that the new Medway Local Plan was highlighted in the HDT Action Plan as a critical means of boosting housebuilding in Medway. The publication of the draft Local Plan would be informed by a comprehensive Sustainability Appraisal.


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The Cabinet approved the publication of the Medway Housing Delivery Test Action Plan, 2021, as set out at Appendix 1 to the report.




Cabinet is requested to approve the publication of the Medway HDT Action Plan, 2021, to meet requirements set by Government.