Background Documents

Housing Delivery Test

Housing Delivery Test

The Housing Delivery Test (HDT) is a monitoring tool introduced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) in 2018 to ensure that local authorities and other stakeholders are held accountable for their role in ensuring new homes are delivered.

The HDT assesses the number of homes built in local authority areas over the previous three years and compares these against local housing requirements. The HDT 2018 results were published by MHCLG on 19 February 2019.

Local Planning Authorities that fail to meet delivery targets are required to take appropriate action to address under delivery.


What have we done?

In the case of the Isle of Wight Council, our Housing Delivery Test results mean that we have to write an Action Plan to set out the issues of under-delivery and what actions we, as a council, can take to improve delivery of housing across the Island.

Our Action Plan has been finalised following consideration at the Housing Programme Officer Board meeting, Housing Partnership Board and Corporate Management Team.

The Action Plan will need to be updated every year the council is under-delivering on our housing requirements.