Construction boom in Worcestershire to see over 28,000 new homes built

By Catherine Sturman
Worcester has seen a 37 percent construction boom despite current uncertainties within the construction sector as a result of the Brexit vote. Worceste...

Worcester has seen a 37 percent construction boom despite current uncertainties within the construction sector as a result of the Brexit vote.

Worcestershire City Council has revealed positive figures for 2015/16, where 637 new homes have been built within the area since the end of the financial year, in comparison with the previous year where only 450 new properties were developed.

The figures reflect the rise of affordable properties which are set to be built within the main city and nearby towns, which are outlined in the South Worcestershire Development Plan.  The plan includes the construction of over 28,000 new homes and “considers the long term vision and objectives for South Worcestershire up to the year 2030”.

Labour Councillor Geoff Williams, Portfolio Holder for Economic Prosperity and Growth within Worcester said: "Providing homes for our residents, ensuring they can continue to live and work in our city, is one of the biggest challenges Worcester faces, so it's very good news that so many new homes were completed in the last year” and “a priority for our administration is to ensure that people from all walks of life can enjoy the benefits of living in our city, so I'm particularly pleased to see the increase in affordable housing".

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