An inspector has allowed 30 houses outside a village in Cambridgeshire despite the council having an agreement with a neighbouring authority in respect of housing land supply (DCS Number 400-011-553).
Whilst acknowledging that it could not deliver a five-year supply of housing land, the council indicated that if looked at in the wider area, a five-year housing land supply could be shown, and pointed to a memorandum of understanding between the two councils. The inspector confirmed, however, that paragraph 47 of the NPPF is directed to each local planning authority, and it was not a case where a joint local plan had been submitted for consideration. Therefore, there was a requirement that each local planning authority individually needed to show a five-year supply of housing land.
Just to be clear.
The following DCP chapter is relevant: 7.131