Objectively Assessed Demand

The 2012 National Planning Policy Framework requires housing needs assessments to take into account market indicators such as affordability; however little guidance is provided on how this information should be incorporated in practice. This paper shows the effects on needs assessments of taking affordability seriously, using formal models that lead to a simple performance metric that can be readily applied by all local authorities; the implications are radical.

Author(s): Geoffrey Mean
Published: 07 July 2017
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