11 per cent increase in new homes, official figures show

Official figures have shown that the number of new homes built in 2016 have increased by 11 per cent, the third consecutive year-on-year increase.

The data showed that there have been 163,940 new build homes, 30,600 gains from change of use between non-domestic and residential, 4,760 from conversions between houses and flats and 780 other gains.

Commenting on the statistics, housing minister Gavin Barwell, said: “We promised to turbocharge house building so more people can have the security of their own home, and that is exactly what we are doing with the biggest increase in the number of new homes in many years.

“We know there is more to do to ensure the housing market works for everyone and not just the privileged few and we will be setting our further details in our housing white paper shortly.”

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