New-build homes total falls in region

Published: Friday 30th October 2015 by The News Editor

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Britain’s housebuilding boom has failed to take off in Hull and East Yorkshire, new figures suggest.

While the number of new-build homes registered across the country during the first nine months of this year is 9% up on the corresponding period in 2014, the total in Yorkshire and Humber has fallen.

A total of 5,780 new homes in the region were registered with the National House Building Council (NHBC) up to the end of September, 10% down on last year.

Apart from Yorkshire and Humber, London is the only other region to have experienced a fall in registrations. The nine-month period saw registrations in the capital drop by 5% compared to 2014.

Mike Quinton, chief executive of the NHBC, is predicting that by the end of the year registrations across the UK could amount to 160,000. That, he adds, would be the biggest total since 2007.

The NHBC figures represent about four-fifths of the new homes built in Britain.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Friday 30th October 2015 by The News Editor

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