The delivery of housing across northern Devon will be appraised through the annual local planning authority monitoring reports and the maintenance of an up-to-date and detailed housing trajectory.
(1) If monitoring identifies that the number of dwelling completions across northern Devon in a monitoring year is less than 110% of the annualised dwelling requirement for that year, then the Councils will:
(a) implement a review to identify and understand key issues that might be affecting housing delivery; and
(b) engage proactively with development interests and work in partnership to remove barriers and facilitate the increased delivery of new homes.
(2) If monitoring identifies that the number of dwelling completions across northern Devon in a monitoring year falls below 90% of the annualised dwelling requirement, and the housing trajectory for that year indicates that the rate would not recover to an average of at least 100% for the two subsequent monitoring years, then proposals for additional residential development outside of defined settlement limits will be supported where they are:
(a) in a location and of a scale and nature commensurate to the deficit in required housing;
(b) able to demonstrate the ability to contribute in a timely manner to addressing the deficit in housing supply;
(c) broadly consistent with, not prejudicial to and contributing towards the positive achievement of the plan’s overall spatial vision and strategy for northern Devon, along with the relevant settlement vision and development strategy; and
(d) in all other respects in accordance with other Local Plan policies, in so far as they apply.
(3) If monitoring identifies that it is not possible to demonstrate a five year supply of deliverable land for northern Devon, and there is no recovery of identified supply indicated for the two subsequent monitoring years, then a full or partial review of the Local Plan will be implemented.