Wed. Sep 30th, 2020

Housebuilding in England at 30-year high, government data shows

Figures show 241,130 homes were finished in 2018-19, with 12% created through ‘change of use’ conversions

The number of new homes created in England has hit its highest level in almost 30 years, official figures show, with more than 240,000 properties added to the country’s housing stock in 2018-19.

Data from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government showed that 241,130 new homes had been completed. The total is more than at any time since the report began in 1991, and beats the previous record of 223,530 recorded before the financial crash in 2007-08 .

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