RESIDE Market and Affordable Housing Requirements Model
||02 May 2011
As we move tentatively forwards into a new planning environment with Localism at its heart there will be an increasing need to robustly justify proposed residential developments, not just numerically, but also with regards to the location and mix in which the homes are to be provided. Should the RSS housing delivery targets be abolished, as proposed by the Coalition, the need to demonstrate the requirement for additional housing provision will become of even greater importance.
The potential removal of RSS housing delivery targets may result in a local resistance to new housing developments and the process of putting legitimate, independently examined, alternative housing delivery targets in place is unlikely to take place quickly. Therefore, the emerging planning system means that developers, land owners and house builders promoting sites for residential development will benefit significantly where they are able to statistically demonstrate a site-specific requirement for additional housing.
In response to this changing environment Pioneer, with Justin Gardner Consulting, have developed 'RESIDE' - a Residential Development bespoke analysis tool for advocating development proposals with reliable data/evidence within a robust methodology which is capable of withstanding scrutiny at Examination.
Drawing on a range of secondary data RESIDE is able to provide an estimate of current and future housing requirements and assess market and affordable dwelling mix requirements at a local authority, sub-area, and/or site-specific level. The model can also provide cross-boundary assessments where local housing market areas relevant to a development straddle more than one local authority area.
For additional information please see our RESIDE