Fall in new-builds across Yorkshire and the Humber

Published: Thursday 28th January 2016 by The News Editor

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Fewer new homes were built in Yorkshire and the Humber last year than in 2014, new figures show.

Just 7,633 new-builds were registered, according to the National House Building Council (NHBC), down 13% on the total in 2014.

London was the only other region in the UK to see a fall, as the number of new homes being built nationwide hit its highest level since 2007.

Some 156,140 new homes were registered in 2015, up 7% on the previous year.

The annual total is still well below the 199,177 new-builds registered in 2007, but 75% higher than the 88,993 new-builds registered in 2009.

“We have seen encouraging levels of house-building across most regions of the country,” says Mike Quinton, NHBC’s chief executive.

“There is still a way to go before we are building the levels of new homes that were seen before the economic downturn, but 2015 represents consolidation on the growth seen over the last three years.”

The number of detached homes registered last year hit its highest level in more than a decade, while the number of semi-detached homes registered was also the highest in more than 20 years, as demand for family homes continues to grow.

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Published: Thursday 28th January 2016 by The News Editor

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