Housing growth in district
Aylesbury Vale beats Birmingham
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