As a consequence of the abolition of regional plans, there is a need for the Council, as the Local Planning Authority, to develop a Local Plan which determines and provides for the level of housing needed in the long term. To do this, the Council needs to consider both relevant policy and evidence on housing demand, needs and supply.
The purpose of this paper is to establish a housing target for the Local Plan. This will provide the basis for determining the housing allocations up to 2032.
This paper pulls together all of the evidence available and firstly sets out the objective assessment of housing need within Scarborough Borough Local Plan area. The document then, based on the objective assessment of housing need, seeks to establish a robust housing target for inclusion within the Local Plan.