Planning permissions soaring

New figures from the Home Builders Federation show that a total of 216,000 homes were given planning permission in England in 2013-14.

Today’s figures from the Home Builders Federation clearly show how our planning reforms are working. When smaller sites are included, a total of 216,000 homes were given planning permission in England in 2013-14 and this figure is likely to rise further.

We’ve pulled out all the stops and got Britain building thanks to our long-term economic plan, and schemes like Help to Buy which have helped over 50,000 aspiring homeowners onto the property ladder.

The Conservative programme of affordable housebuilding, and the billions we’ve invested to get workers back on sites that were mothballed in the wake of the 2008 housing crash mean we’ve delivered nearly half a million new homes since 2010.

All this is in stark contrast to the previous regime of top down targets and regional strategies, which built nothing but resentment and pitted neighbours against developers as housebuilding levels fell to their lowest since the 1920s.

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