Theresa welcomes more affordable homes for the local area
- Jun 19, 2015
- Housing and development
Theresa May has welcomed figures showing that new affordable homes for families in the Maidenhead area are being delivered. Since 2010 a total of 800 new affordable homes have been built in the Royal Borough and Wokingham Borough. Across the country over 260,000 new affordable homes have been delivered, with nearly 60,000 homes built last year alone – a rise of 63 per cent on the previous 12 months. This exceeds the targets originally set by the Government.
Overall, over 700,000 new homes have been delivered since the end of 2009 with over 125,000 new homes completed and over 140,000 homes started in the 12 months to March 2015. In addition, housing construction orders have almost doubled since 2009. Council house building starts are also now at a 23 year high with nearly twice as many council houses built in the last four years than were built in the period 1997 to 2009.
The Government is now going further, with work already begun to build another 275,000 affordable homes over the next five years. This will be the fastest level of house building for 20 years.
Commenting, Theresa said: “Every new affordable home that is built means one more family that is able to enjoy security and peace of mind. It is good that hundreds of new affordable homes have been built in the local area. We need to continue to see housing development that is appropriate for the area so more people can enjoy the benefits of home ownership.”