Some confusion appears to have arisen over how many houses are now requrired to meet the housing target. Knocking off those already built and those with permission leaves a far lower figure than 47,500 – numbers quoted vary but one of 20,000 is common.
Playing around with the numbers does not alter the fact that a target of 47,500 is a total of 47,500 and thats it. You cannot knock off the numbers built or the number of permissions granted. 47,500 is 47,500!
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