New home completions

New home completions reach 11-year high of over 170,000

The government has revealed that the number of new homes built has reached an 11-year high of 173,660 for the year ending June 2019.

This figure represents an 8% increase compared with the previous year.

The past year also saw the proportion of family houses built rise to 78% of all the new dwellings delivered in the marketplace, the highest the figure has been since 2000.

“We are moving in the right direction, but there is still much more to do if we are going to deliver the numbers needed by communities up and down the country,” said housing secretary Robert Jenrick MP.

“I’m determined to deliver homes that are high quality, well designed and good for the planet.

“Faster and simpler planning regulations will help us reach that goal, which is why I have announced measures to accelerate planning decisions for homes and reduce the use of unnecessary conditions by up to a third, freeing up developers so they can get on and build in a locally appropriate way.”

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