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Authority Monitoring Reports

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 2018/19

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

Housing Completions and Land Supply

Housing Monitoring 2018/2019 [pdf] 895KB

Five Year Housing Land Supply Update 2019-2024 [pdf] 1374KB and Appendix 2 [pdf] 3988KB

Housing Delivery Test Results 2019 - Amended March 2020

Following publication of the Ashford Borough Council’s Housing Delivery Test (HDT) measurement, it was noted that an error had been made. Following communication with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Ashford's Housing Delivery Test measurement has now been re-calculated at 93% (Consequence: Action Plan).

As MHCLG only publish the measurement annually, the publication will not be amended, but it is clarified that the letter below supersedes the measurement for Ashford.

View letter from MHCLG explaining Ashford's re-calculated HDT [pdf] 108KB

Housing Delivery Action Plan

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] 1090KB.

Other Monitoring Updates

Development Update November 2019 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

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.