Annual Monitoring Report

Annual Monitoring Report 2015-2016 (December 2016) (RD/AD/480)
Errata: Greater Cambridge Housing Trajectory and Five Year Supply (March 2017) (RD/AD/481)

What is the Annual Monitoring Report?

The Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) is a document which is produced by us annually, looking back at the previous financial year from 1 April to 31 March.

The AMR measures various indicators to assess the performance of the individual planning policies set out in the adopted development plan but also to provide a general portrait of the social, economic and environmental conditions in the district and the wider affects of the LDF on the district. The different indicators used in the AMR can be grouped into three categories:

  • Contextual indicators are those that together provide a general portrait of the social, economic and environmental conditions in the district against which planning policies operate.
  • Output indicators include both core output indicators and local output indicators, and provide detailed analysis on how we have adopted planning policies have performed. Core output indicators are set by central government and local output indicators are set by us.
  • Significant effect indicators are those indicators based on the objectives set out in the Council's Sustainability Appraisal reports, and look at the wider effects of the LDF on the district.

The AMR also assesses the Council's progress in producing its Local Development Framework documents against the timetable set out in the Local Development Scheme.

Historic Annual Monitoring Reports

  • Annual Monitoring Report 2014-2015 (January 2016) (RD/AD/460)
  • Annual Monitoring Report 2013-2014 (Parts 1 & 2) (March 2015) (RD/AD/371)
  • Annual Monitoring Report 2013-2014 (Part 1) (November 2014) (RD/AD/370)
  • Annual Monitoring Report 2012-2013: Update on 5-Year Supply of Housing Sites (July 2014): In his decisions on two recent planning appeals in Waterbeach in June 2014, a planning inspector has concluded that the district cannot currently demonstrate a five year supply of land for building new houses. This is a requirement set by national planning policy to help boost housing supply. These decisions will affect how we make decisions on planning applications for new homes until we do have such a supply, although all housing proposals will still have to show they are sustainable development against the tests in the National Planning Policy Framework. The need to demonstrate a five year supply will be a factor in the examination of our new Local Plan.

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