Petition: change the housing methodology that’s costing us greenfield land

The government is using out-of-date growth projections in its assessment of housing need

There can’t be many of us who are unaware of the government’s ‘standard methodology’ that is artificially inflating the numbers of houses to be built on greenfield sites.
Many local authorities are being forced to remove protection from large areas of countryside when in truth there is no need.
In response, a petition has been set up calling for the methodology to be changed. Entitled ‘Change the Standard Method for calculating local housing need’, campaigners state:
“We call on the Government to change the standard method for calculating local housing need. The current method uses growth projections from 2014, which we believe is out of date and more recent data should be used to calculate the baseline amount of housing needed.”

  • If you would like to sign the petition, click here