The latest England net supply of housing statistics produced by Communities and Local Government were released on Thursday 21 October 2010.
The latest statistics report on net supply of housing up to the 2009-10 financial year and update those previously released on 25 February 2010.
Key points from the latest release are:
- Annual housing supply in England reached 128,680 net additional dwellings in 2009-10. This is a 23 per cent decrease on the 166,570 net additional homes supplied in the previous year, and the lowest annual level of net housing supply since 2000-01.
- In 2009-10 97 per cent of net additional dwellings were accounted for by new build completions, similar to last year when new build completions comprised 95 per cent of net additional dwellings.
- Fewer net additional dwellings were supplied in the 2009-10 financial year than in the previous year in every English region. The North West saw the largest annual decrease (38 per cent), followed by the South East (32 per cent).