Is this another reason that EDDC would have egg on its face if it published the two consultants reports on housing?
On the website of one of the consultation companies is this:
The 2012-based Household Projection Model for Local Authorities in England, from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), is due for release in February 2015.
These household projections are based on the 2012-based sub-national population projections (SNPP) for Local Authorities from ONS.
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) states that these official household projections should provide the starting-point for the assessment of future housing needs.
So, already their reports are out of date and would probably not be accepted by the Inspector for this reason!
Had EDDC knuckled down in March last year and got these reports ready by, say, September 2014, our Local Plan could now be in place!