Criticism for ‘toothless’ HDT

By Heather Jameson | 05 May 2021

The Housing Delivery Test (HDT), introduced as part of Government attempts to hit a target of 300,000 new homes a year, vowed to penalise local authorities that failed to reach their targets.

But research by consultancy Lichfield, showed the vast majority of councils failing to meet targets could not demonstrate an up to date five year housing land supply – meaning the penalties were already in place.

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