New housing data shows increased delivery

Thu 29th November 2018, 9:45 am

Figures published by the government show that the number of new homes in England has increased by 222,000 in 2017-2018, which is up 2% from the previous year.

The figure represents the highest number of new homes in 31 years. Of the 222,000, 195,000 are newly built homes. The remaining amount includes conversions from houses to flats and use-change from non-domestic to residential.

Communities secretary, James Brokenshire MP, said: “Today’s figures are great news and show another yearly increase in the number of new homes delivered, but we are determined to do more to keep us on track to deliver the homes communities need.

“That’s why we have set out an ambitious package of measures to deliver 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s. This includes over £44 billion investment, rewriting the planning rules and scrapping the borrowing cap so councils can deliver a new generation of council housing.”

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