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New homes created in England

December 9, 2017 9:35 AM

John, Lord Shipley, formerly Leader of the Liberal Democrats administration of Newcastle City Council, recently asked the Government what is their estimate of the number of new homes created in the financial year 2016-17; this was the answer.

Estimates of the number of new homes completed, net conversions between houses and flats, and net change of use between non-domestic and residential are available for England, in 2016-17.

Annual housing supply in England amounted to 217,350 net additional dwellings in 2016-17, up 15 per cent on 2015-16.

The 217,350 net additions in 2016-17 resulted from 183,570 new build homes, 37,190 gains from change of use between non-domestic and residential, 5,680 from conversions between houses and flats and 720 other gains (caravans, house boats etc.), offset by 9,820 demolitions.

18,887 of the net additions from change of use were through 'permitted development rights' (full planning permission not required). These comprised 17,751 additional dwellings from former offices, 330 from agricultural buildings, 106 from storage buildings and 700 from other non-domestic buildings

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland do not publish a similar series on net supply of housing, although house building estimates are published by the devolved administrations. A time series showing demolitions and conversions in Scotland is also available, please see below the link.