The Cambridge housing sub-region has worked together with its partners, which include EEDA and EERA, to create a housing strategy for the sub-region.
Regional Housing Provision 2001 to 2021
Local planning authorities are set to facilitate the delivery of at least 508,000 new homes between 2001 and 2021 across the East of England region. Taking account of completions of 105,550 between 2001 and 2006, some 402,540 homes still need to be built across the Region between 2006 and 2021.
District allocations (see table) are the minimum targets to be achieved and local planning authorities must plan housing delivery for at least 15 years from the date their development plan documents are adopted.
Minimum dwelling provision 2001 to 2021
||Min to build
2001 to 2021
|Of which already built
2001 to 2006
|Still to build
2006 to 2021
|Cambridge housing sub-region
Within the overall housing requirement set out above, Local Development Plan documents should set appropriate targets for affordable housing taking into account:
- The objectives of the East of England Plan.
- Local assessments of affordable housing need, as part of strategic housing market assessments.
- The need (where appropriate) to set specific, separate targets for social rented and intermediate housing.
- Evidence of affordability pressures.
- The Regional Housing Strategy.
At the regional level, delivery of affordable new homes should be monitored against the 35% target for new housing coming forward through planning permissions granted after publication of the East of England Plan to be affordable.
A review of the Plan has now started, which considers its implementation up to 2031.
Our housing trajectory
Across Cambridgeshire, a graph called the housing trajectory helps keep us up-to-date with our progress against targets. If development should slow down and we fall behind, the (red) line on the graph shows how many additional homes we need to build each year to "catch up" with our plans by the target date.
MONITOR - No. dwellings above or below cumulative allocation
This housing trajectory was prepared in September 2008, and is soon to be updated to reflect new plans from districts that will reach to 2021 and put the East of England Plan into action.