New figures for the number of additional dwellings created in 2017/18 show that just over 222,000 homes were delivered during the period.
The latest statistics from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) show that 222,190 new dwellings were created in 2017/18. A 2% increase on the previous year when 217,350 new dwellings were added.
195,290 new build houses were delivered in the period, a rise of around 6.5% on the previous year.
Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP has welcomed the figures: “Today’s figures are great news and show another yearly increase in the number of new homes delivered, but we are determined to do more to keep us on track to deliver the homes communities need.”
He continued: “That’s why we have set out an ambitious package of measures to deliver 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s. This includes over £44 billion investment, rewriting the planning rules and scrapping the borrowing cap so councils can deliver a new generation of council housing.”
The announcement brings the total number of additional homes delivered since 2010 to 1.3 million.
The government would like to see 300,000 homes a year being delivered by the mid-2020s.
The full data can be found here.