New figures from the government show that the number of new homes in England has risen by 15% over the past year with 1.1 million additional homes being built since 2010.
Housing remains the government’s priority with the Prime Minister last month announcing an additional £2 billion funding for affordable housing, increasing the Affordable Homes Programme budget to over £9 billion.
Other steps taken to increase the number of new homes in recent years include the £3 billion Home Building Fund with £1.8 billion has been committed to deliver over 100,000 new homes.
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said: “These latest figures are clear evidence that this government is turning things around with over 1.1 million homes delivered since 2010.
“Steps have been made in the right direction - but I want to see a giant leap, and hundreds of thousands more homes. We owe it to our future generations to fix this broken housing market and help them find a home of their own.
“Whilst some councils are recognising their responsibilities and stepping up to meet the housing challenge, too many are still not acting. That’s why I’m stepping in now to make sure they act.”
Original source – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/more-homes-delivered-as-government-outlines-housing-vision