Authority Monitoring Report
The London Borough of Bexley produces an Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) to assess the effectiveness of its planning policies.
The AMR also helps central government and the Mayor of London assess how effectively Bexley's policies support national and regional planning policies.
The Council produces its AMR in accordance with central government guidance that local planning authorities should regularly monitor and review their development plans. The AMR also considers progress on preparation of the Local Development Framework.
Authority Monitoring Report 2011/12
In December 2012, the Council approved its Authority Monitoring Report for the year 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012.
A copy of the 2011/12 AMR and previous AMR's can be found under related downloads.
Five year housing land supply assessment
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), requires each local planning authority to review annually the five-year supply of housing in its area, as part of the AMR process. The Council has considered sites identified within the Greater London Authority's (GLA) Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2009 (SHLAA), as updated, and sites that have planning permission or are under construction. The Council considers that it is on course to exceed its London Plan over the next five years, because 2,090 units are likely to be provided via specific sites, compared with a London Plan target of 1,675 units from conventional housing supply.
The supply is made up as follows:
- 890 units will be provided via specific, larger sites contained within the GLA SHLAA
- 850 units are under construction
- Planning approvals that are considered to be developable and to contribute to the five-year supply account for 350 units
Further to this, there is a requirement set out in paragraph 47 of the NPPF for local planning authorities to identify in their five year housing supply an additional 5 - 20% buffer above their housing requirements 'to provide a realistic prospect of achieving the planning supply and to ensure choice and competition in the market for land.' A 20% buffer would bring the total sites to 2,010. This figure is within Bexley's total identified five year housing supply, meaning that Bexley meets this requirement.
Further details regarding Bexley's future housing supply, including the five year housing land supply assessment, can be found under related downloads.
- Bexley’s Authority Monitoring Report 2011/12 [966kb]
- Annual Monitoring Report 2010/11 [1Mb]
- Annual Monitoring Report 2009/10 [1Mb]
- Annual Monitoring Report 2008/09 [1Mb]
- Annual Monitoring Report 2007/08 [1Mb]
- Annual Monitoring Report 2006/07 [1Mb]
- Annual Monitoring Report 2005/06 [1Mb]
- Annual Monitoring Report 2004/05 [2Mb]
- Bexley five year housing supply annual assessment (April 2013) [357kb]
- LDF team Full details for LDF team