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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing

Councils and housing associations step up housebuilding activity Councils and housing associations step up housebuilding activity

The number of homes being built by councils and housing associations is on the up, according to figures released today.

NHBC reports 'public sector' home registrations for February to April 2014 increased by 7% (9,193) when compared with the same period a year ago (8,569).

In total 34,239 houses were registered for the rolling quarter February to April, just over a 3% increase on the same three month period last year (33,111). The month of April saw a 4% increase compared to last April’s totals, (11,912 in 2014; 11,484 in 2013), with it being the highest April total since 2007.

Commenting on the latest statistics, NHBC’s Commercial Director Richard Tamayo said: “Having seen very strong growth in 2013, it is comforting to see 2014 consolidate and even improve on last year’s high volumes.

“As production ramps up across the country it is vital that we are able to provide the support and guidance to the industry that is needed at this time as builders strive to meet the growing demand for more new homes that the UK clearly needs.”

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