Local planning authorities are required to identify and update annually a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide a minimum of five years’ worth of housing against their housing requirements (The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) paragraph 74).

The 5 Year Housing Land Supply sets out the five-year housing land supply position in East Hampshire District (not including the area within the South Downs National Park) at 1 April 2023.

It informs the council’s 'authority monitoring report' and future decisions on planning applications for housing development.