Hous­ing growth in dis­trict

Ayles­bury Vale beats Birm­ing­ham

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jo-Anne Rowney jo-anne.rowney@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

MORE than 1,000 homes were built in Bucks last year, but most were built in the north of the county.

The 1,370 homes built rep­re­sented the eighth high­est rate of growth among the 27 English county coun­cils.

How­ever, the num­ber of homes built in Buck­ing­hamshire fell for a third con­sec­u­tive year, to the third low­est an­nual to­tal on record, 480 less than the 1,850 built in 2010-11.

Of the four Buck­ing­hamshire dis­tricts, only Ayles­bury Vale bet­tered the na­tional rate of growth for com­pleted or started dwellings.

The 990 homes built in Ayles­bury Vale rep­re­sented 1.3 per cent of stock, the 13th high­est growth rate of all 326 English lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.

Ayles­bury Vale’s house­build­ing ac­counted for 72.3 per cent of Buck­ing­hamshire’s to­tal last year, up from 57.5 per cent in the pre­vi­ous year.

Ru­pert Wa­ters, head of re­search for Buck­ing­hamshire Busi­ness First, which com­piled the statis­tics, said: “With 990 dwellings last year, more homes were built in Ayles­bury Vale than in any of the core cities ex­cept Leeds (1,610), ahead of Bris­tol (880); Birm­ing­ham (790); Sh­effield (610); Liver­pool

SPRING­ING UP: Buck­ing­hamshire saw the eighth largest growth in new hous­ing among the English coun­ties (600); Manch­ester New­cas­tle (480); Not­ting­ham (120).

“At 1,370, Buck­ing­hamshire com­pleted more dwellings in the last year than any of the 32 Lon­don bor­oughs ex­cept Ne­wham (3,100), Bar­net (2,820) and Tower Ham­lets (1,760).” (480);


TOP­PING OUT: House­build­ing in Ayles­bury Vale topped all ma­jor cities ex­cept Lon­don and Bris­tol

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