Database of Local Housing Need

by Ed Dade


Local Housing Need data for local authority areas in England.


Local Housing Need is the government's standard method for determining the number of new homes required to be built in each local planning authority area. The table below presents the annual Local Housing Need figure for each local authority area for the current year and previous years.

LHN has been calculated using the ONS's 2014-based household projections. The local authorities listed represent those described in the household projections data. Note that some local authorities and their geographies have changed since publication.

For some local authorities, the annual LHN figure may be capped depending on the extent of increase in the housing requirement. No cap has been applied in the data presented.

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Local Housing Need by local authority area

Local Authority County Annual LHN 2018 Annual LHN 2019 Annual LHN 2020
Adur West Sussex 453 461 461
Allerdale Cumbria 118 111 106
Amber Valley Derbyshire 388 387 381
Arun West Sussex 1322 1326 1368
Ashfield Nottinghamshire 502 475 481
Ashford Kent 1016 1045 970
Aylesbury Vale Buckinghamshire 1494 1474 1398
Babergh Suffolk 428 429 416
Barking and Dagenham Outer London 2269 2197 2272
Barnet Outer London 5038 5250 5017
Barnsley South Yorkshire (Met County) 888 890 866
Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria -69 -72 -76
Basildon Essex 1080 1073 1001
Basingstoke and Deane Hampshire 987 955 884
Bassetlaw Nottinghamshire 306 297 288
Bath and North East Somerset UA N/a 657 655 648
Bedford UA N/a 1319 1345 1305
Bexley Outer London 1809 1839 1838
Birmingham West Midlands (Met County) 4940 4976 5069
Blaby Leicestershire 346 339 345
Blackburn with Darwen UA N/a 157 160 154
Blackpool UA N/a 108 114 121
Bolsover Derbyshire 240 230 224
Bolton Greater Manchester (Met County) 791 787 776
Boston Lincolnshire 259 254 249
Bournemouth UA N/a 1441 1422 1497
Bracknell Forest UA N/a 637 615 614
Bradford West Yorkshire (Met County) 1695 1703 1704
Braintree Essex 849 862 857
Breckland Norfolk 697 681 661
Brent Outer London 3416 3408 3275
Brentwood Essex 470 511 490
Brighton and Hove UA N/a 1869 1879 1837
Bristol, City of UA N/a 2440 2382 2368
Broadland Norfolk 544 527 517
Bromley Outer London 3126 3120 3090
Bromsgrove Worcestershire 373 384 379
Broxbourne Hertfordshire 590 585 594
Broxtowe Nottinghamshire 361 374 368
Burnley Lancashire 65 63 62
Bury Greater Manchester (Met County) 608 589 601
Calderdale West Yorkshire (Met County) 816 805 800
Cambridge Cambridgeshire 657 651 658
Camden Inner London 3343 3215 3135
Cannock Chase Staffordshire 284 277 276
Canterbury Kent 1121 1127 1126
Carlisle Cumbria 200 197 193
Castle Point Essex 372 357 359
Central Bedfordshire UA N/a 2478 2477 2386
Charnwood Leicestershire 1088 1082 1105
Chelmsford Essex 976 971 946
Cheltenham Gloucestershire 539 536 531
Cherwell Oxfordshire 754 742 756
Cheshire East UA N/a 1101 1097 1068
Cheshire West and Chester UA N/a 641 608 584
Chesterfield Derbyshire 247 240 229
Chichester West Sussex 840 836 846
Chiltern Buckinghamshire 442 460 453
Chorley Lancashire 603 579 569
Christchurch Dorset 381 388 350
City of London Inner London 115 112 114
Colchester Essex 1069 1086 1078
Copeland Cumbria 19 14 10
Corby Northamptonshire 488 496 506
Cornwall UA N/a 2857 2879 2820
Cotswold Gloucestershire 495 490 487
County Durham UA N/a 1315 1289 1266
Coventry West Midlands (Met County) 2321 2324 2376
Craven North Yorkshire 152 149 150
Crawley West Sussex 747 752 751
Croydon Outer London 3605 3574 3545
Dacorum Hertfordshire 1145 1111 1105
Darlington UA N/a 176 172 165
Dartford Kent 817 797 776
Daventry Northamptonshire 378 372 348
Derby UA N/a 893 883 881
Derbyshire Dales Derbyshire 232 229 230
Doncaster South Yorkshire (Met County) 572 550 546
Dover Kent 598 629 596
Dudley West Midlands (Met County) 621 627 636
Ealing Outer London 2993 2925 2879
East Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire 597 614 597
East Devon Devon 885 900 928
East Dorset Dorset 490 474 443
East Hampshire Hampshire 610 611 623
East Hertfordshire Hertfordshire 1202 1152 1145
East Lindsey Lincolnshire 415 416 423
East Northamptonshire Northamptonshire 468 473 457
East Riding of Yorkshire UA N/a 957 935 908
East Staffordshire Staffordshire 430 435 430
Eastbourne East Sussex 691 668 675
Eastleigh Hampshire 706 721 694
Eden Cumbria 100 101 95
Elmbridge Surrey 791 777 787
Enfield Outer London 3812 3750 3855
Epping Forest Essex 1108 1113 1093
Epsom and Ewell Surrey 768 744 731
Erewash Derbyshire 390 393 392
Exeter Devon 636 638 625
Fareham Hampshire 543 520 514
Fenland Cambridgeshire 521 550 538
Forest Heath Suffolk 368 362 369
Forest of Dean Gloucestershire 374 372 370
Fylde Lancashire 287 275 272
Gateshead Tyne and Wear (Met County) 455 449 445
Gedling Nottinghamshire 443 436 458
Gloucester Gloucestershire 652 656 658
Gosport Hampshire 346 341 344
Gravesham Kent 682 688 655
Great Yarmouth Norfolk 360 363 357
Greenwich Outer London 3245 3201 3265
Guildford Surrey 823 807 787
Hackney Inner London 3906 3798 3831
Halton UA N/a 264 254 246
Hambleton North Yorkshire 221 206 196
Hammersmith and Fulham Inner London 1377 1296 1286
Harborough Leicestershire 542 542 550
Haringey Inner London 3612 3655 3526
Harlow Essex 468 476 473
Harrogate North Yorkshire 390 387 364
Harrow Outer London 2401 2327 2196
Hart Hampshire 310 311 286
Hartlepool UA N/a 195 187 180
Hastings East Sussex 418 430 451
Havant Hampshire 478 486 504
Havering Outer London 2014 2029 1986
Herefordshire, County of UA N/a 893 886 846
Hertsmere Hertfordshire 836 838 833
High Peak Derbyshire 271 274 263
Hillingdon Outer London 2967 3054 2871
Hinckley and Bosworth Leicestershire 468 457 452
Horsham West Sussex 973 965 920
Hounslow Outer London 2682 2665 2607
Huntingdonshire Cambridgeshire 993 1002 976
Hyndburn Lancashire 60 58 55
Ipswich Suffolk 445 445 459
Isle of Wight UA N/a 675 673 688
Isles of Scilly UA N/a -3 -3 -6
Islington Inner London 2992 2790 2743
Kensington and Chelsea Inner London 930 1038 998
Kettering Northamptonshire 526 541 526
Kingston upon Hull, City of UA N/a 405 394 397
Kingston upon Thames Outer London 1855 1896 1837
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Norfolk 556 555 538
Kirklees West Yorkshire (Met County) 1682 1676 1666
Knowsley Merseyside (Met County) 266 251 261
Lambeth Inner London 2985 2905 2860
Lancaster Lancashire 404 411 410
Leeds West Yorkshire (Met County) 2689 2767 2787
Leicester UA N/a 1659 1712 1734
Lewes East Sussex 754 756 808
Lewisham Inner London 3420 3608 3506
Lichfield Staffordshire 334 331 321
Lincoln Lincolnshire 286 287 297
Liverpool Merseyside (Met County) 1637 1624 1558
Luton UA N/a 1394 1440 1376
Maidstone Kent 1200 1240 1186
Maldon Essex 304 308 308
Malvern Hills Worcestershire 395 404 404
Manchester Greater Manchester (Met County) 2584 2613 2613
Mansfield Nottinghamshire 278 272 275
Medway UA N/a 1672 1693 1662
Melton Leicestershire 200 201 201
Mendip Somerset 607 621 614
Merton Outer London 1899 1879 1820
Mid Devon Devon 363 364 367
Mid Suffolk Suffolk 585 556 535
Mid Sussex West Sussex 1111 1102 1114
Middlesbrough UA N/a 254 256 256
Milton Keynes UA N/a 1887 1876 1806
Mole Valley Surrey 526 538 516
New Forest Hampshire 1057 1046 1039
Newark and Sherwood Nottinghamshire 498 496 494
Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear (Met County) 1023 1035 1036
Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire 344 349 355
Newham Inner London 3939 3926 3616
North Devon Devon 325 326 336
North Dorset Dorset 353 355 364
North East Derbyshire Derbyshire 266 248 252
North East Lincolnshire UA N/a 230 220 211
North Hertfordshire Hertfordshire 993 996 973
North Kesteven Lincolnshire 476 460 455
North Lincolnshire UA N/a 412 403 396
North Norfolk Norfolk 543 553 552
North Somerset UA N/a 1338 1369 1365
North Tyneside Tyne and Wear (Met County) 823 812 803
North Warwickshire Warwickshire 173 173 171
North West Leicestershire Leicestershire 368 379 359
Northampton Northamptonshire 1329 1333 1288
Northumberland UA N/a 686 676 651
Norwich Norfolk 604 601 598
Nottingham UA N/a 1080 1119 1149
Nuneaton and Bedworth Warwickshire 428 419 429
Oadby and Wigston Leicestershire 144 155 167
Oldham Greater Manchester (Met County) 716 692 693
Oxford Oxfordshire 806 773 795
Pendle Lancashire 152 143 146
Peterborough UA N/a 944 937 926
Plymouth UA N/a 630 629 645
Poole UA N/a 823 801 817
Portsmouth UA N/a 857 867 855
Preston Lancashire 234 241 250
Purbeck Dorset 185 179 181
Reading UA N/a 614 631 649
Redbridge Outer London 3449 3581 3419
Redcar and Cleveland UA N/a 117 101 89
Redditch Worcestershire 178 179 174
Reigate and Banstead Surrey 1214 1246 1233
Ribble Valley Lancashire 153 148 143
Richmond upon Thames Outer London 2420 2317 2270
Richmondshire North Yorkshire 11 12 12
Rochdale Greater Manchester (Met County) 514 505 503
Rochford Essex 389 385 360
Rossendale Lancashire 208 197 190
Rother East Sussex 740 803 802
Rotherham South Yorkshire (Met County) 579 581 566
Rugby Warwickshire 512 533 525
Runnymede Surrey 561 559 531
Rushcliffe Nottinghamshire 621 590 604
Rushmoor Hampshire 284 266 260
Rutland UA N/a 133 127 122
Ryedale North Yorkshire 187 189 184
Salford Greater Manchester (Met County) 1372 1370 1344
Sandwell West Midlands (Met County) 1447 1476 1488
Scarborough North Yorkshire 171 173 172
Sedgemoor Somerset 756 756 746
Sefton Merseyside (Met County) 645 631 623
Selby North Yorkshire 365 351 342
Sevenoaks Kent 840 838 798
Sheffield South Yorkshire (Met County) 2098 2124 2131
Shepway Kent 751 737 752
Shropshire UA N/a 1263 1212 1177
Slough UA N/a 928 893 863
Solihull West Midlands (Met County) 767 771 807
South Bucks Buckinghamshire 535 584 530
South Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire 1188 1128 1085
South Derbyshire Derbyshire 573 552 548
South Gloucestershire UA N/a 1402 1390 1412
South Hams Devon 362 357 355
South Holland Lincolnshire 416 428 418
South Kesteven Lincolnshire 775 767 732
South Lakeland Cumbria 212 192 198
South Norfolk Norfolk 918 897 893
South Northamptonshire Northamptonshire 518 519 503
South Oxfordshire Oxfordshire 627 632 608
South Ribble Lancashire 209 206 191
South Somerset Somerset 726 716 685
South Staffordshire Staffordshire 270 254 254
South Tyneside Tyne and Wear (Met County) 353 350 341
Southampton UA N/a 953 1028 1002
Southend-on-Sea UA N/a 1178 1177 1191
Southwark Inner London 3471 3356 3299
Spelthorne Surrey 617 635 619
St Albans Hertfordshire 1151 1152 1120
St Edmundsbury Suffolk 455 454 432
St. Helens Merseyside (Met County) 482 461 434
Stafford Staffordshire 413 408 400
Staffordshire Moorlands Staffordshire 194 195 185
Stevenage Hertfordshire 445 458 444
Stockport Greater Manchester (Met County) 1087 1102 1079
Stockton-on-Tees UA N/a 519 500 472
Stoke-on-Trent UA N/a 494 495 500
Stratford-on-Avon Warwickshire 570 592 603
Stroud Gloucestershire 651 652 635
Suffolk Coastal Suffolk 515 542 489
Sunderland Tyne and Wear (Met County) 581 573 558
Surrey Heath Surrey 377 370 339
Sutton Outer London 1964 1968 1846
Swale Kent 1065 1054 1038
Swindon UA N/a 1023 1040 1030
Tameside Greater Manchester (Met County) 632 642 651
Tamworth Staffordshire 148 150 149
Tandridge Surrey 756 799 778
Taunton Deane Somerset 612 614 588
Teignbridge Devon 777 760 758
Telford and Wrekin UA N/a 544 525 510
Tendring Essex 838 863 866
Test Valley Hampshire 562 556 550
Tewkesbury Gloucestershire 580 586 564
Thanet Kent 1123 1124 1085
Three Rivers Hertfordshire 710 710 715
Thurrock UA N/a 1169 1167 1147
Tonbridge and Malling Kent 906 903 895
Torbay UA N/a 580 613 586
Torridge Devon 432 431 420
Tower Hamlets Inner London 4591 4521 4585
Trafford Greater Manchester (Met County) 1335 1362 1369
Tunbridge Wells Kent 779 754 741
Uttlesford Essex 819 819 805
Vale of White Horse Oxfordshire 659 679 661
Wakefield West Yorkshire (Met County) 1009 977 970
Walsall West Midlands (Met County) 897 906 882
Waltham Forest Outer London 2975 2867 2814
Wandsworth Inner London 2850 2669 2675
Warrington UA N/a 887 859 855
Warwick Warwickshire 632 645 627
Watford Hertfordshire 879 868 845
Waveney Suffolk 370 368 377
Waverley Surrey 643 681 679
Wealden East Sussex 1304 1314 1288
Wellingborough Northamptonshire 341 339 348
Welwyn Hatfield Hertfordshire 898 886 879
West Berkshire UA N/a 551 520 513
West Devon Devon 324 314 321
West Dorset Dorset 575 569 546
West Lancashire Lancashire 203 198 193
West Lindsey Lincolnshire 334 336 334
West Oxfordshire Oxfordshire 590 596 563
West Somerset Somerset 58 60 104
Westminster Inner London 3727 3616 3287
Weymouth and Portland Dorset 234 241 259
Wigan Greater Manchester (Met County) 944 916 905
Wiltshire UA N/a 2034 2042 2006
Winchester Hampshire 659 666 692
Windsor and Maidenhead UA N/a 874 854 872
Wirral Merseyside (Met County) 794 799 779
Woking Surrey 465 457 431
Wokingham UA N/a 864 804 789
Wolverhampton West Midlands (Met County) 745 752 750
Worcester Worcestershire 372 369 362
Worthing West Sussex 910 932 905
Wychavon Worcestershire 501 508 497
Wycombe Buckinghamshire 815 801 789
Wyre Lancashire 317 308 296
Wyre Forest Worcestershire 246 248 231
York UA N/a 1066 1069 1026

This data has been provided for information. It is advisable to contact the relevant local authority to confirm the area's housing requirement. For questions or feedback, please contact info@neighbourhood-planning.co.uk.



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