Northampton Housing Action Plan

The Housing Delivery Test was introduced in the National Planning Policy Framework in 2018. The aim of the test is to measure the rate at which new homes are built in a council’s area against the authority’s housing requirement over a three-year period. Councils that do not pass the test are required to produce a Housing Action Plan.

From 2018 to 2021, Northampton delivered 90% of its housing requirement for the test ending April 2021, which meant that it failed the test. As a consequence, the Council has produced a Housing Action Plan for Northampton to identify the main issues associated with housing delivery and the main actions that can be taken by the Council to speed up delivery. The Daventry and South Northamptonshire areas both passed the Housing Delivery Test for 2018-2021.