New home planning permissions up 'but still not enough'

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development, Local Government

There were 33,881 approvals granted for new homes across England in the last quarter (Q3), up 36% on Q2's figure of 24,872. The last quarter was also up 17% on the same period last year, when 29,059 approvals were granted. However, the Home Builders Federation (HBF), which revealed the figures, warned that the number of new approvals is still well short of the 60,000 per quarter that is needed to meet demand. The latest figures are the second set of quarterly results since April's introduction of...

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