Monitoring and Local Development Scheme

This page provides information on the council's:

  • Authority's (or Annual) Monitoring Report: published each year outlining the performance of planning policies and housing related statistics
  • Housing Land Supply Statement: a summary of land available for housing development
  • Local Development Scheme: the timetable for preparing the Local Plan

​​​The Local Planning Authority's (Annual) Monitoring Report

The Council assesses the performance of policies of the Local Plan to ensure they remain effective and relevant by monitoring key indicators relating to housing, employment and other development. Findings are published in the Authority's Monitoring Report (AMR). The latest AMR, and reports from previous years, are available to view and download using the links below. A new AMR is usually added each autumn, reporting on the previous year.

Housing Land Supply and Housing Delivery Test

National planning policy requires the Council to maintain a supply of deliverable land for housing development. The Five Year Housing Land Supply Report (April 2024) calculates the amount of land deliverable for housing development within the next five years, from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2028, and confirms the Council can demonstrate a healthy supply of housing land in excess of five years' worth. 

Separately, the Housing Delivery Test measures the number of new homes built in East Cambridgeshire against the number of new homes that are required to be built in the district. In response to the Housing Delivery Test 2020 measurement (published on 19 January 2021), the Council produced an Action Plan which explains how the supply of new homes in the district will be increased. The improved Housing Delivery Test 2021 and 2022 measurements meant no such further Action Plan was required to be produced.

The Five Year Housing Land Supply Report and Housing Delivery Test Action Plan are available below:

Document titlePublication date
Five Year Housing Land Supply Report (PDF)* covering the period 2023/24 to 2027/28April 2024
Housing Delivery Test - Action Plan (PDF)July 2021
Statement on the Seeking of Affordable Housing Developer Contributions (PDF)October 2019

*If you require an accessible version of this document, please contact Planning Policy on 01353 665555.

Local Development Scheme 

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the timetable for preparing the Local Plan and other relevant planning documents.

For further information about the emerging Local Plan, visit the Local Plan Review page

Document titlePublication date
Local Development Scheme 2022 (PDF)April 2022
Local Development Scheme 2020 (PDF)October 2020
Local Development Scheme 2019 (PDF)October 2019
Local Development Scheme 2017 (PDF)October 2017
Local Development Scheme 2015 (PDF)July 2015