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Housing: South West Region

Volume 470: debated on Friday 25 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will estimate for each of the unitary authority and district council areas covered by the draft Regional Spatial Strategy for the South West the percentage increase proposed in the independent panel report over the 2006 base in the number of new houses. (182182)

The Secretary of State is currently considering all the recommendations made by the Panel and she is planning to publish her Proposed Changes to the Draft Regional Spatial Strategy in the spring. I would like to stress to the hon. Member that no conclusions have yet been reached on any of the Panel’s recommendations.

The following table has been prepared using information at Appendix (ii) of the Panel’s report.

Overall net increase in dwellings (number) for period 2006-26Percentageincrease

Draft Regional Spatial Strategy as submitted to Government in April 2006 by South West Regional Assembly

Recommendations of Independent Panel in their report December 2006

Between Panel report and Draft Regional Spatial Strategy

West of England Housing Market area

110,200

126,950

15.20

Bristol City

28,000

30,000

7.14

South Gloucestershire

23,000

30,800

33.91

North Somerset

26,000

26,750

2.88

Bath and North East Somerset

15.500

18,800

21.29

West Wiltshire

10,500

12,300

17.14

Mendip

7,200

8,300

15.28

Swindon Housing Market area

49,000

53,900

10.00

Swindon

34,000

34,200

0.59

North Wiltshire

10,000

13,700

37.00

Kennet

5,000

6,000

20.00

Gloucester and Cheltenham Housing Market area

48,600

56,400

16.05

Gloucester

11,500

11,500

0.00

Cheltenham

8,500

8,100

-4.71

Tewkesbury

10,500

14,600

39.05

Stroud

6,700

9,100

35.82

Cotswold

6,000

6,900

15.00

Forest of Dean

5,400

6,200

14.81

Exeter Housing Market area

38,400

46,900

22.14

Exeter City

10,500

12,000

14.29

East Devon

11,400

17,100

50.00

Elsewhere in Exeter JSA (Exeter City/East Devon/ Teignbridge) 4

1,500

-100.00

Mid Devon 3

6,400

7,400

15.63

Teignbridge 3

8,600

10,400

20.93

Torbay Unitary Authority Housing Market area

10,000

20,000

100.00

Taunton Housing Market area

27,900

34,500

23.66

Taunton Deane

17,300

21,800

26.01

Sedgemoor

8,400

10,200

21.43

West Somerset2

2,200

2,500

13.64

Bournemouth and Poole Housing Market area

40,150

48^00

19.80

Bournemouth

14,600

16,100

10.27

Poole

9,500

10,000

5.26

Christchurch

3,450

3,450

0.00

East Dorset in JSA

5,200

6,400

23.08

Elsewhere in East Dorset District 4

200

-100.00

Purbeck

2,100

5,150

145.24

North Dorset

5,100

7,000

37.25

Plymouth Housing Market area

45,100

47400

4.66

Plymouth City

24,500

24,500

0.00

South Hams 3

11,000

11,800

7.27

Caradon

5,800

6,500

12.07

West Devon3

3,800

4,400

15.79

West Cornwall Housing Market area

31,600

48,800

54.43

Penwith

4,800

7,800

62.50

Kerrier

8,200

14,400

75.61

Carrick

10,000

10,900

9.00

Restormel

8,600

15,700

82.56

Polycentric Devon and Cornwall Housing Market area

20,500

35,000

70.73

North Cornwall

7,600

13,400

76.32

Torridge

4,800

10,700

122.92

North Devon 2

8,100

10,900

34.57

Salisbury District Housing Market area

9,200

12,400

34.78

Weymouth and Dorchester Housing Market area

13,800

18,100

31.16

West Dorset

8,200

12,500

52.44

Weymouth and Portland

5,600

5,600

0.00

South Somerset District Housing Market area

13,600

19,700

44.85

Dartmoor National Park1

1,000

1,000

0.00

Exmoor National Park1

400

400

0.00

Isles of Scilly1

100

100

0.00

Total

459,550

569,450

23.91

Dwellings pa

22,978

28,473

23.91

1 Estimated strictly local needs provision only.

2 Excludes part in Exmoor National Park.

3 Excludes part in Dartmoor National Park.

4 The draft RSS distinguishes between allocations for complete districts and allocations for “elsewhere” within the HMA.