Stats reveal picturesque areas with probably the most new construct homes

New statistics reveal how among the nation’s most picturesque areas have seen big swathes of land being swallowed up by new construct housing estates.

The native authority with the most important enlargement within the final three years has been South Derbyshire the place 7.3 p.c of properties are new. 

South Derbyshire, which has villages relationship again to the Domesday E-book of 1086,  has seen a complete of three,384 new dwellings inbuilt three years, bringing its housing inventory as much as a complete of 46,648.

In distinction its close to neighbour Chesterfield has a complete housing inventory of 49,998, however has solely seen 576 new builds spring up within the final three years. 

In the meantime, Salford noticed a head-spinning 8,533 new construct homes erected between 2017 to 2020, representing 6.9 p.c of its complete housing inventory.  


© Offered by Every day Mail


© Offered by Every day Mail

Figures for England present there are a complete of just about 25 million properties within the nation of which 630,000 had been constructed within the final three years.

It means 2.6 p.c of all properties have been constructed within the final three years – however some areas have confronted constructing at virtually thrice this fee whereas others have seen only a tiny fraction of latest growth added to their housing inventory. 

The analysis, carried out by MyJobQuote, analysed what number of homes had been inbuilt 2017 or later, breaking down the figures by native authority.  

Councils with probably the most new builds added to their housing inventory (2017-2020)

English Council Areas

New builds


New builds

as a proportion

of complete housing


South Derbyshire 3,384 7.3
Salford 8,533 6.9
Vale of White Horse 4,094 6.8
Newham, London 7,805 6.5
Tower Hamlets, London 7,947 6.3
Stratford-on-Avon 3,945 6.3
Wokingham 4,255 6.1
Daventry 2,094 5.7
South Oxfordshire 3,576 5.6
Cherwell 3,686 5.4
Eastleigh 3,209 5.4
Tewkesbury 2,288 5.4
Aylesbury Vale 4,468 5.3
Greenwich, London 6,261 5.3


© Offered by Every day Mail

Different idyllic areas which have seen hundreds of latest properties constructed within the final three years are Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-on-Avon in addition to the Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire.

Gallery: Pictured: Carpenter Street, Edgbaston because it’s named the ‘costliest’ avenue to stay within the West Midlands (Birmingham Mail)

The road is lined with beautiful Georgian and early Victorian homes

Councils in Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire have all seen new builds shoot up lately at a a lot larger fee than the nationwide common. 

Seaside councils resembling Portsmouth (0.5%), Brighton and Hove (0.6%), Southend-on-Sea (0.9%) and Torbay (1.1%) noticed among the smallest rises in housing inventory on account of new builds. 


© Offered by Every day Mail


© Offered by Every day Mail

What number of new builds are reasonably priced homes? 

A complete of 57,644 ‘reasonably priced properties’ had been offered in 2019-20 throughout the nation.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Native Authorities defines ‘reasonably priced housing’ in its Nationwide Planning Coverage Framework as properties for lease or on the market ‘for these whose wants usually are not met by the market’. 

Main housing developments should embody at the least 10 p.c reasonably priced housing by mandate of the central authorities.

In the meantime, rented housing developments haven’t any stipulations across the proportion of reasonably priced housing, with this determination left as much as native authorities. 

There’s disagreement over how reasonably priced so-called ‘reasonably priced housing’ actually is.

The Inexpensive Housing Fee – chaired by Lord Finest and comprised of 15 key gamers from the housing world – concluded in a 2020 report that ‘many’ reasonably priced housing merchandise ‘are clearly unaffordable to these on mid to decrease incomes’. 

Countryside campaigners complain rural areas are focused for developments when so-called brownfield and concrete areas ought to shoulder extra of the burden for brand spanking new housing. 

Critics declare builders want greenfield websites for developments as usually they’re simpler to construct on. 

Paul Miner, head of land use and planning at CPRE, the countryside charity, stated: ‘Planning by formulation merely would not work. We all know from painful expertise what a developer-led planning system will create – the improper forms of properties within the improper locations.

‘That is but extra proof that the federal government’s present proposals to vary the planning system will massively enhance strain on inexperienced house and Inexperienced Belt within the south, whereas leaving brownfield land, or beforehand developed land, to rot in our northern cities and cities.

‘Nevertheless it’s not too late for the federal government to rethink the modifications to planning to place folks and nature on the coronary heart of latest coverage. Persevering with with enterprise as regular will simply fly within the face of any levelling up agenda.’

South Derbyshire Council, the world in England with the best proportion of latest builds, adopted a ‘Native Inexperienced Areas Plan’ on 24 September 2020.   

In accordance with the council’s web site, ‘the Native Inexperienced Areas Plan designates areas of land which can be of specific worth to the local people, for defense from most types of growth. 

‘The Plan can be used to information growth, along with the remainder of the event plan, by way of the willpower of planning purposes within the District.’ 

Salford Metropolis Council’s draft native plan states: ‘The dimensions of housing and employment growth that must be accommodated inside Salford over the plan interval implies that some modifications to the Inexperienced Belt boundaries throughout the metropolis are proposed, however these have been minimised so far as doable. Some new areas of Inexperienced Belt are additionally included.’ 

Learn extra