Monitoring West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland
Monitoring Reports are a statutory requirement under the Town and Country Planning Act. Local authorities are required to report on progress made against their local development scheme and the extent to which policies in the Local Plan are achieved.The latest Annual Monitoring Report is available below. It is based on the policies of the adopted West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Local Plan. Annual Monitoring Reports from previous years are also available:
Five year housing land supply
Dorset Council is required to identify and update a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide five years worth of housing against their joint local plan requirement. The latest assessment of the five year housing land supply is based on housing land monitoring as at 1 April 2018 and is available below. Dorset Council has prepared the report using data from the former local authorities of West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council. Until the new Dorset Council Local Plan is adopted the annual housing targets and 5 year housing land supply will still apply to the West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland adopted plan. The housing land supply assessment will be updated annually to reflect the most up-to-date available data.
Current Land Supply Summary
For the period 2020 to 2025, West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland do not have sufficient supply to meet the five-year supply requirement as required by national policy. The council can only demonstrate a supply of deliverable sites equivalent to 4.93 years for the West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland area. This is shown in West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Five Year Housing Land Supply 2019 to 2020 report, Figure 4.1, pages 23 and 24. Five Year Land Supply Reports from previous years are also available: