Authority Monitoring Reports and Land Supply

The Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) includes the following information:

  • Reviewing progress of the council’s Local Plan documents
  • Monitoring the use and success of Local Plan policies
  • Recording Public Consultations and Duty to Co-operate actions
  • Progress on Neighbourhood Planning
  • Providing borough-wide statistics on housing, employment, population, community, health, education, environment and transport

The report is split into topics, so that we are able to share the information in a more user-friendly way as soon it is available.

Monitoring Reports 2019/2020

The Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) 2019/2020 has been broken down into the following chapters below:

2019/2020 AMR Introduction [pdf] 306KB

The housing chapter is given separately in the section below.

2019/2020 AMR Economic Chapter [pdf] 1236KB

2019/2020 AMR Transport Chapter [pdf] 396KB

2019/2020 AMR Natural and Built Environment Chapter [pdf] 706KB

2019/2020 AMR Community, Leisure and Tourism Chapter [pdf] 641KB

Housing Completions and Land Supply

Housing Monitoring 2020/2021 [pdf] 942KB

Five Year Housing Land Supply Update 2021-2026 [pdf] 1673KB

Housing Delivery Test Results 2021

The Housing Delivery Test (HDT) is an annual measurement of the housing delivery in the area. The 2021 results were published in January 2022, and the HDT results was calculated at 118%. View the Housing Delivery Test (HDT) calculation.

Housing Delivery Action Plan 2021

The Housing Delivery Action Plan has been produced to understand the nature and pattern of housing delivery across the borough and identify a series of actions to unlock any potential barriers to housing delivery. View the Housing Delivery Action Plan [pdf] 870KB.

Other Monitoring Updates

Development Update November 2020 includes information on all major schemes in the borough

Please see the Neighbourhood Plans page for current information on Neighbourhood Plans and progress.

Previous monitoring reports

Housing Monitoring 2019/2020 [pdf] 1067KB 

Authority Monitoring Report 2018/2019 [pdf] 2768KB (housing chapter uploaded separately below)

Housing Monitoring 2018/2019 [pdf] 895KB

Annual Monitoring Report 2017/2018 [pdf] 720KB

Employment Monitoring Report 2017-2018 [pdf] 785KB

Useful borough statistics

Kent County Council publish a wide range of statistics on a regular basis regarding population, diversity, education and skills, older people and health, housing and employment. Particularly useful are the Area Profiles, where Ashford can be selected to view this range of information relevant to the borough. These can be viewed on Kent County Council's website.

For further information about development plan monitoring please email the Policy Team.