Numbers of new homes rising.
A recent press release from the Department for Communities and Local Government announces that the number of New Homes keeps rising – the highest annual increase since 2008.
Greg Clark MP welcomed the latest figures showing the country is building again, with 753,000 new homes provided since 2010.
The Communities Secretary said that these figures demonstrated how the government’s actions to reform the planning system and put power in the hands of local people were working.
Today’s figures reveal there were an additional 186,000 new homes provided in the year to September – the highest annual increase since 2008. This takes the total increase since 2010 to 753,000.
Communities Secretary Greg Clark said: ” By reforming the planning system and putting power back into the hands of communities, we’re giving residents the opportunity to have their voice heard over how their local area is developed.
“This is a far cry from the top-down bureaucracy of the past that left residents feeling powerlessover how their local area was developed, with housebuilding levels reaching their lowest since the 1920’s.
“We’re getting Britain building again and working our way towards our ambition to build a million new homes by 2020.”