Housing Delivery Action Plan

Housing Delivery Action Plan

The Housing Delivery Action Plan can be accessed here. MKC Housing Delivery Test Action Plan 2020 (PDF, 492KB)

Housing Delivery Action Plan

In 2019 the Government introduced a new national test to asses housing delivery in local authority areas. The Housing Delivery Test (HDT) provides transparency about where housing is, or is not, being delivered in relation to the number of homes communities require.  It is based on a 3-year rolling period for delivery, against the relevant housing target for that period.

Our latest HDT result indicates for the three year period 2016/17 to 2018/19, we delivered 93.8% of the identified housing requirement for this period.  As a result the local authority is required to produce a Housing Delivery Action Plan, as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework.  However this is a marked increase from the first HDT result, of 85% in 2018, and our predicted result for 2020 will be 105%.

The Action Plan sets out a range of practical and proactive measures that the Council is putting in place to keep delivery on track at a level above 95% of the target.

The Council has up an officer level Programme Board to oversee implementation of the Housing Delivery Action Plan to meet the housing requirement in Plan:MK, and an Infrastructure Sub Board, to strengthen the alignment of infrastructure delivery from developer contributions with growth.


Housing Requirement:

For the years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 the Government applied the 2014-based household projections when calculating the number of homes required for each local authority. Now the requirement for Milton Keynes is based on the adopted Local Plan figure (the annual requirement in Plan:MK is 1,767 homes per year).